Presents examples of State and local efforts to develop and implement family support services.
Caregiver Support Services Policies and Procedures (PDF - 129 KB)
Clark County, Nevada, Department of Family Services (2009)
Provides procedures to caregiver support services staff to assist in identifying and selecting a substitute care placement for children after they have been removed from the home. The information given considers Federal and State legal requirements and child welfare best practices.
Guidelines for New York State Family Resource Centers (PDF - 173 KB)
New York State Office of Children and Family Services & New York State Family Resource Center Network (2011)
Explains what a family resource center (FRC) is, the services FRCs provide, and more. The brochure includes tips for creative outreach approaches and staffing recommendations.
Improving Supports for Parents of Young Children: State-Level Initiatives (PDF - 553 KB)
Higgins, Stagman, & Smith (2010)
National Center for Children in Poverty
Presents information that States can use as they work to strengthen supports for young children's health and development across the different systems that affect family and child well-being.
Pairing Nurses and Social Workers in Schools: North Carolina's School-Based Child and Family Support Teams (PDF - 493 KB)
Gifford, Wells, Miller, Troop, Bai, & Babinski
Journal of School Health, 80(2), 2010
Describes an innovative effort in North Carolina to help at-risk children thrive academically and remain with their families.
Pressures and Possibilities: Supporting Families and Children at Home (PDF - 366 KB)
White, Hurley, & Solow (Eds.)
Child Welfare Watch, 14, 2007
Explores the transformation of New York City's network of nonprofit family support agencies as they become increasingly central to the Bloomberg administration's strategy for protecting children from abuse and neglect. This issue also contains policy recommendations drafted by the Child Welfare Watch advisory board that can help policymakers create a more inclusive safety net for families.
Sharing Family Strengths Activity Booklet (PDF - 1,884 KB)
Family and Children's Service (2008)
Provides a booklet for families with worksheets and activities that explore identified strengths and describe strategies for strengthening families.
Provides training and technical assistance to family resource centers and family support programs throughout California.
Strengthening Families: States
Center for the Study of Social Policy
Describes the Strengthening Families programs and services provided by more than 20 States to support families and prevent child abuse and neglect.
Together in Strength: Community Support for Families of Children With Special Needs: Final Report
Magrane & Casillas (2009)
Discusses the activities and accomplishments of a federally funded partnership between Respite Care of San Antonio and Any Baby Can. The resulting partnership enhanced the Family Connections model to meet the needs of families raising a child with developmental disabilities and/or special health care needs in San Antonio.