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Child Welfare Information Gateway
These results are current as of: March 7, 2014
Includes selected national organizations that provide agency/member accreditation and/or standard-setting for child welfare-related services. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at OrganizationUpdates@childwelfare.gov.
To search for child-welfare related national organizations by topic, use the Related Organizations Search at http://www.childwelfare.gov/organizations/search.cfm.
- ABA Section of Family Law - http://www.abanet.org/family/home.html
- Standards of Practice for Attorneys.... - http://www.abanet.org/child/clp/ParentStds.pdf
- Child and Youth Services - http://www.carf.org/Programs/CYS/
- Behavioral Health - http://www.carf.org/Programs/BH/
- NRC for Child Welfare Data and Technology - http://www.nrccwdt.org/
- Kinship Care - http://www.cwla.org/programs/kinship/default.htm
- Child Welfare Standards of Excellence - http://www.cwla.org/programs/standards/default.htm
- Family Foster Care - http://www.cwla.org/programs/fostercare/default.htm
- Standards of Accreditation (Version 11) - http://www.aamft.org/imis15/Documents/COAMFTE/Understanding_Version_11_Standards.pdf
- Accreditation - http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation.aspx
- Member Agencies' Standards of Practice (2006) - http://www.jointcouncil.org/?s=member+agency+standards
Training Specific: NARA offers several options in the area of professional development and training services, including the annual Licensing Conference and Seminar, Core Knowledge, Best Practices, Online Courses, customized on the ground training, and more. For additional information about these opportunities, please see http://naralicensing.org/Products_Services.
- Become a Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist - http://www.naccchildlaw.org/?page=Certification
- Professional Education and Training Center - http://www.socialworkers.org/naswproed/default.asp
- Help Starts Here - http://www.helpstartshere.org/
- NASW Credentialing Center - http://www.socialworkers.org/credentials/default.asp
Training Specific: A wide range of training opportunities can be found in the Comprehensive Training Catalogue For Children's Advocacy Centers. The pdf version of the Catalogue is available for download. For more information about training resources, see http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/index.php?s=54.
- Accreditation Information - http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/index.php?s=118&cat=98
- Leadership and Management Practice Standards - https://www.socialworkmanager.org/standards.php
NSDTA was founded in 1983 and incorporated as an affiliate of the American Public Human Servics Association (APHSA) in 1985 to support persons responsible for human service training and staff development on the local, state, or federal level.
Training Specific: The NSDTA represents training professionals working in public human services. Each year, NSDTA sponsors a Professional Development Institute, a national training and networking event for people involved in human services training, staff development and organizational development. Presenters represent governmental agencies including human services, public health, child welfare, corrections and human rights, as well as nongovernmental agencies including private sector child welfare and community-based organizations. For additional information, see http://nsdta.aphsa.org/pro_dev_inst.htm.
- Professional Development Institute - http://nsdta.aphsa.org/pro_dev_inst.htm
- Code of Ethics for Training and Development Professionals in Human Services - http://nsdta.aphsa.org/resources.htm#CodeEthics
PCAA's research arm is the National Center on Child Abuse Prevention Research (http://www.preventchildabuse.org/index.php/research ). The Center provides a link between research and practice by developing and evaluating prevention strategies, and by disseminating information about child abuse maltreatment and its prevention across the country.
- Healthy Families America - http://www.healthyfamiliesamerica.org/
- Credentialing (Healthy Families America Programs) - http://www.healthyfamiliesamerica.org/network_resources/credentialing.shtml
OIG has a responsibility to report both to the Secretary and to the Congress program and management problems and recommendations to correct them. OIG's duties are carried out through a nationwide network of audits, investigations, evaluations and other mission-related functions performed by OIG components.
- State Standards and Practices for Content of Caseworkers Visits With Children in Foster Care - http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-04-03-00351.pdf
- Adopting Parents - http://adoption.state.gov/adoption_community/parents.php
- Social Workers - http://adoption.state.gov/adoption_community/social.php
- Intercountry Adoption - Accreditation - http://adoption.state.gov/hague_convention/accreditation.php
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