Resources include training curricula and materials for child welfare caseworkers on effective strategies for cross-system collaboration among fields such as the courts, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, residential services, and more.
Building Bridges: A Guide to Planning and Implementing Cross-Service Training (PDF - 239 KB)
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, & Migration and Refugee Services (2003)
Explains the process of developing a cross-service training program to promote collaboration between child welfare agencies and refugee services.
Building Bridges Between Residential and Community-Based Service Delivery Providers, Families, and Youth [Teleconference]
National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health (2007)
Provides information on a joint resolution established between residential and community-based service delivery systems and implications for reforming practice in States and communities.
CFSR Training and Technical Assistance Package
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
Provides information to help agencies successfully prepare for the second round of the Child and Family Services Review, enhance leadership and management capacity, and achieve better outcomes through systemic change.
Collaboration on the CFSR
National Child Welfare Research Center on Legal and Judicial Issues
Identifies methods for increasing collaboration between child welfare agencies and family courts during the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) process.
Collaboration with Native American Tribes: ICWA and ASFA: Trainer's Guide (PDF - 90 KB)
Institute for Child and Family Policy, Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service (2003)
Presents an outline for a workshop that informs workers about the service delivery systems of local tribes and offers tips for collaboration between the State agency and Tribal leaders.
Collaboration with the Courts (PDF - 273 KB)
Institute for Child and Family Policy, Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service (2004)
Examines the roles and responsibilities of the court and the child welfare system for child protection cases and offers tips for collaboration.
Ensuring the Wellbeing of Children and Youth in Foster Care Through Effective Partnerships Between State and Court Systems [Teleconference]
National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (2006)
Addresses collaboration between the courts and the foster care system.
Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Training Program
University of Michigan School of Social Work (2004)
Provides training on substance use, interpersonal violence, and mental illness to child welfare managers, supervisors, and caseworkers, as well as community-based professionals from related fields.
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