Related Resources: Intake, Investigation, & Assessment
Additional resources and information on intake, investigation, and assessment in child protective services.
|Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment and Intervention.|
|Author(s):||Office on Child Abuse and Neglect
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|Year Published:||2006 - 108 pages|
|Child protective services (CPS), a division within state and local social service agencies, is at the center of every communities' child protection efforts. In most jurisdictions, CPS is the agency mandated by law to conduct an initial assessment or investigation of reports of child abuse or neglect. CPS does not work alone. Many community professionals -- including law enforcement officers, health care providers, mental health professionals, educators, legal and court system personnel, and substitute care providers -- are involved in efforts to prevent, identify, investigate and treat child abuse and neglect. In addition, community and faith-based organizations, substance abuse treatment ...|
Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2008)
Teach basic knowledge, skills, and values about working with children who have experienced traumatic stress, including how to use this knowledge to support children and their families through case management and tailored interventions.
Frontline Supervision: Where the Action Is (PDF - 300 KB)
Safekeeping, 7(1), 2003
Presents information on effective supervision in child protective services and addresses critical skills for supervisors, strategies for successful supervision, and using Quality Service Reviews as a tool for supervision.
|National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts: A Summary Report|
|Author(s):||Fluke, Harper, Parry, Sedlak, et al.|
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|Year Published:||2003 - 32 pages|
|This paper summarizes key findings on practice and policy, as well as changes being undertaken, which were identified during the 2-year National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts. Topics include background, screening and triage, investigation, collaboration with law enforcement, alternatives to investigation, collaboration in providing services, and looking toward the future. These findings were discussed at a symposium of persons knowledgeable about child protective services policies and practices and their observations are included in this paper. (Author abstract modified)|
|National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts: Findings on Local CPS Practices|
|Author(s):||Children's Bureau (DHHS)
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|Year Published:||2003 - 161 pages|
|The Children's Bureau and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services surveyed local child protective service agencies in 300 counties during 2002 about their structure and organization of screening and intake, investigation, and alternative response functions. Cooperation with other agencies and reform initiatives also were addressed. This report reviews the findings of the research and analyzes differences between agency structures. The majority of child protective service agencies received referrals from state or local hotlines, schools, and individuals. However, few agencies automatically accepted referrals from identified groups of reporters. ...|
National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW): CPS Sample Component Wave 1 Data Analysis Report
Administration for Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2005)
Information on NSCAW, a national longitudinal study that is examining the characteristics, needs, experiences, and outcomes for children and families involved in the child welfare system. (PDF - 2010 KB)
Responding to Child Maltreatment: Children's Hospitals Child Abuse Services: 2008 Survey Findings and Trends (PDF - 593 KB)
National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (2009)
Presents results from a survey of over 200 children's hospitals, finding that 92 percent provide services to abused children. The report also discusses issues faced by hospitals providing these services, including staffing, caseload, funding, and more.
A Safety Intervention System
ACTION for Child Protection (2005)
A framework for a safety intervention system that will ensure the ongoing protection of children who are receiving child protective services.
|Supervising Child Protective Services Caseworkers|
|Author(s):||Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Caliber Associates.
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|Year Published:||2004 - 110 pages|
|This manual provides the foundation for effective supervisory practice in child protective services (CPS). It describes the roles and responsibilities of the CPS supervisor, and it provides practice oriented advice on how to carry out supervisory responsibilities effectively. Best practices and critical issues in supervisory practice are underscored throughout. Topics include: The nature of CPS supervision; Making the transition from caseworker to supervisor; Building the foundation for effective unit performance; Building staff capacity and achieving excellence in performance; Supervisory feedback and performance recognition; Results-oriented management; Clinical supervision; Recruitment and retention; Managing from the middle; and Taking care of oneself and ...|