The Children's Bureau's Program Instruction PI-19-02 provides guidance to assist States in the development of their 2020–2024 Child and Family Services Plans (CFSPs). The following are supporting resources for Part 3, Section D: Targeted Plans within the 2020–2024 CFSP.
Part 3: 2020–2024 CFSP Requirements (Section D)
7. Targeted plans within the 2020- 2024 CFSP
Foster and adoptive parent diligent recruitment plan
CHAMPS Policy Playbook
Provides policies and tools to support stable, quality foster parents.
Developing Recruitment Plans: A Toolkit for States and Tribes
National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment (2016)
Offers ideas and strategies to develop recruitment plans, provides tools for use in planning processes adaptable to meet State and territory needs, and includes other information and resources on developing recruitment plans.
Diligent Recruitment Navigator
Provides resources and tools to help State agencies develop a comprehensive diligent recruitment strategy.
Provides tools, publications, and webinars on diligent recruitment strategies.
Health care oversight and coordination plan
ACYF-CB-IM-12-03: Promoting the Safe, Appropriate, and Effective Use of Psychotropic Medication for Children in Foster Care
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau (2012)
Provides information and resources for States and Tribal title IV-B agencies to develop protocols for the appropriate use and monitoring of psychotropic medications.
Coverage of Behavioral Health Services for Children, Youth, and Young Adults With Significant Mental Health Conditions (PDF - 272 KB)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services & HHS, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2013)
Provides resources to assist States in designing and implementing a benefits package for children, youth, and young adults with significant emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs.
Making Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care
Prevention and Early Identification of Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions (PDF - 205 KB)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (2013)
Informs States about resources available to meet the needs of children under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment benefit, with a focus on mental health and substance use disorder services.
Supporting Youth in Foster Care in Making Healthy Choices: A Guide for Caregivers and Caseworkers on Trauma, Treatment, and Psychotropic Medications
Tri-Agency Letter on Appropriate Use of Psychotropic Medications Among Children in Foster Care (PDF - 104 KB)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF); HHS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); & HHS, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA) (2011)
Provides background information on the use of psychotropic medication among children in foster care and outlines steps that ACF, CMS, and SAMHSA are taking to strengthen psychotropic prescription oversight.
Tri-Agency Letter on Trauma-Informed Treatment (PDF - 136 KB)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families; HHS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; & HHS, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2013)
Provides information on and encourages the use of trauma-focused screening, functional assessments, and evidence-based practices to improve child outcomes.
Children and Youth Task Force in Disasters: Guidelines for Development (PDF - 556 KB)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Human Services Emergency
Preparedness and Response (2013)
Provides guidance on developing a children and youth task force to prepare for disasters and public health emergencies.
Coping With Disasters and Strengthening Systems: A Framework for Child Welfare Agencies (PDF - 1,034 KB)
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (2007)
View Abstract and Document
Informs child welfare agencies about how to plan for and respond to natural, man-made, and medical disasters.
Working With Children, Youth, and Families on Disaster Preparedness
Disaster Preparedness & Response
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Provides resources to help States and jurisdictions develop comprehensive disaster preparedness plans and respond to emergencies quickly and effectively to protect children and families.
Post-Disaster Reunification of Children: A Nationwide Approach (PDF - 1,100 KB)
Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, American Red Cross, & National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (2013)
Discusses ways in which communities can promote the coordination of processes and procedures to reunify children and their parents or legal guardians following large-scale natural disasters.
Preparing Your Family for an Emergency (PDF - 73 KB)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect; Child Welfare Information Gateway; & FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (2018)
In 2018 Prevention Resource Guide: Keeping Children Safe and Families Strong in Supportive Communities
Outlines the components of a family emergency preparedness plan for various types of disasters.
What Is Child Welfare? A Guide for Disaster Preparedness and Response Professionals
Workforce Development Planning & Assessment Tool Kit (PDF - 2,531 KB)
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (2019)
Applies the principles of the Workforce Development Framework to an agency setting and offers a comprehensive and integrated approach for creating a workforce development roadmap. This toolkit introduces tools to gather information about an agency’s current workforce strengths and gaps, explores workforce development components, presents strategies to close gaps, and guides the development of an action plan.