Engaging families during a child protection investigation can be difficult, which is why it is imperative to build relationships and work together towards the common goal of permanency. Resources on this page can help professionals working with offending and nonoffending family members.
Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children's Bureau.
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Criminal Justice Involvement of Families in Child Welfare (PDF - 2,364 KB)
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota (2018)
Examines the impact on families when child welfare and criminal justice intersect and the efforts being made to shift the focus to prevention, improve communication/collaboration between systems, and increase family resilience.
Episode 27: The Power of the Parent's Voice [Podcast]
Child Welfare Information Gateway (2018)
Provides guidance for agencies on identifying ways to engage parents and involve them across the system as well as lessons learned from practitioners.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway
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Partnering With Parents
Children's Trust Fund Alliance
Teaches how to build and sustain effective parent partnerships and explains the stages of relationship development. It also outlines ways parents and contribute to a program, ways and the benefits of linking with organizations in the community, and more.
A Review on the Perpetrators of Child Abuse
Review of Social Sciences, 1(3)
Reviews articles and research papers related to perpetrators of child abuse to determine factors that may make them vulnerable to commit these acts, such as age, family climate, personality, and the victim-to-victimizer cycle.