The following programs were funded through Children's Bureau Discretionary Grants were intended to enhance child welfare staff capacity to provide child welfare services in rural communities. View a brief synthesis of grantees' findings or click on a specific project title to find a report from a Children's Bureau site visit and other information about the project.
Title of Program Announcement: Training for Effective Child Welfare Practice in Rural Communities
Purpose: The purpose of this priority area was to develop, field test, revise, implement, evaluate, and disseminate a competency-based training curricula and training plans to enhance frontline and/or supervisory staff capacity to provide effective child welfare services in rural communities. For a copy of the funding opportunity announcement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-394-3366 .
Funding Period: October 1, 2003 - September 30, 2008
- Portland State University Child Welfare Partnership, Graduate School of Social Work; Training for Excellence in Child Welfare Practice in Rural Oregon and Alaska
- San Diego State University School of Social Work; Tribal STAR: Addressing the Needs of Rural Native American Foster Youth
- Sonoma State University/San Jose State University; RURAL (Resources to Address the Unique Needs of Rural Communities for Availability/Accessibility of Local Services) Project
- Southwest Missouri State University; Missouri Training Program for Rural Child Welfare Workers
- Texas State University-San Marcos; Training for Effective Child Welfare Practice in Rural Communities
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Rural Success Project