Resources include core/foundation training curricula and materials for child welfare caseworkers on out-of-home care, including information on relative care, placement stability, using lifebooks with transitioning children, and more.
Assessing and Supporting Kinship Caregivers
Bellefaire JCB (2003)
Improves social work practice with families who are caring for the children of relatives by providing training on the benefits and challenges of kinship care, barriers to caregiving and needs of kin families, permanency options, and decision-making processes.
Child Safety: Curricula for Staff and Foster Parents (PDF - 96 KB)
National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (Rev. ed.) (2004)
Lists eight critical issues in the prevention of maltreatment in foster care and discusses key criteria for staff and foster parent training, including descriptions of selected curriculum.
Introduction to Parent-Child Visits
Child Welfare Information Gateway & National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
Provides a self-guided online training course for child welfare and related professionals to improve outcomes through parent-child visits and enhance efforts toward family reunification.
Kids and Lifebooks: Tips for Social Workers
Discusses using lifebooks to help adopted and foster children through difficult life transitions and enable them to take ownership of their unique histories.
The Kinship Care Practice Curriculum Materials
Jane Addams College of Social Work
Produces workshops and resource materials to educate child welfare supervisors and practitioners about strategies for ensuring the safety and permanency of children in kinship care placements.
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