In this section, you will find a wide variety of resources for recruiting, preparing, and retaining foster and adoptive parents; bringing children and families together; assisting in interjurisdictional placements and intercountry adoptions; maintaining connections between birth and adoptive families; caring for the caregiver; and addressing secondary trauma for workers—all in the context of culturally competent practice.
- Core issues in adoption
- Adoption assistance
- Bringing children and families together
- Helping children address past trauma
- Intercountry adoption
- Maintaining connections with birth families
- Partnering with youth for permanency planning
- Preparing adoptive families
- Working with diverse populations in adoption
- Working with expectant parents and birth families
Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Child Welfare Workers' Companion Guide (PDF - 15,738 KB)
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (2020)
Assists in building knowledge about hearing practice, promoting effective hearing practices, and enhancing court and child welfare agency collaboration in the child welfare system and cases of domestic violence.