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Policy Paper

Supporting All Families: Financing Streams to Support Prevention Programs

May 2019

This fact sheet and infographic depicts the different kinds of programs and resources available to children and families including those that are directed at mitigating risk and preventing the need for foster care.

Download the infographic here.

(2 pp)

Policy Paper

Integrating DULCE into a State Child Welfare Prevention Continuum

May 2019

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) marks a substantial movement toward child welfare reform by bringing child welfare financing into alignment with what research tells us is best for children and families—keeping children in their homes whenever safe and possible. This brief provides an overview of key opportunities for DULCE to better support families as a part of a state’s prevention continuum.

(2 pp)

Policy Paper

Responsibly Defining Candidacy within the Context of FFPSA: Five Principles to Consider

April 2019

This brief offers guiding principles for states to consider as they work to identify a definition of candidacy that fits within the context of their state policies and prevention service array.

(2 pp)

Report

Our Future Together: A Framework for an Equitable Immigration System that Protects and Promotes the Well-Being of Families

March 2019

This report proposes a framework for an equitable immigration system that protects and promotes the well-being of families seeking to enter the United States at the southern border or other ports of entry, as well as of families who are already living here. 

(25 pp)

Brief

Opportunities for Progress: Better Serving Families with Domestic Violence through the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

March 2019

This brief outlines the existing challenges within child welfare practice and highlights opportunities within FFPSA for advancing best practice for supporting children and families at the intersection of child welfare and domestic violence.

(4 pp)

Report

Connecting the Dots: A Resource Guide for Meeting the Needs of Expectant and Parenting Youth, their Children, and their Families

February 2019

This guide provides stakeholders with information on a wide range of interventions that meet the comprehensive needs of EPY, prevent child abuse and neglect of their children, and improve parent and child well-being outcomes.

(103 pp)

Report

Supporting All Our Values: How Publicly Funded, Faith-Based Child Welfare Providers and Non-Discrimination Laws Can Promote Well-Being

February 2019

This report addresses the importance of promoting child well-being, the role of non-discrimination policies in achieving this, examples of partnerships between states and faith-based agencies, and recommendations for how states can ensure the best interest of children and families are met through these partnerships. Also included is a 50-state matrix of laws, regulations, and policies that protect youth in foster care from discrimination based on SOGIE.

(62 pp)

Policy Paper

Public Charge Comments Template

December 2018

This document gives states and communities a template for use in submitting comments on the proposed public charge guidance.

(10pp)

Policy Paper

Seizing the Opportunity: 10 Ways to Advance Equity Through FFPSA

December 2018

This brief outlines 10 opportunities for states to leverage FFPSA to both advance equity and promote better outcomes for children and families. While this list is not exhaustive and there are many other strategies for advancing equity, the 10 opportunities below represent concrete strategies states can pursue to achieve an equitable child welfare system.

(2 pp)

Policy Paper

Prevent, Protect, and Provide: How Child Welfare Can Better Support Low-Income Families

This brief focuses on several critical strategies child welfare systems can use to better address the economic needs of families and reduce the number of children who are at an increased risk of maltreatment and neglect as a result of environmental circumstances.