Child Welfare Publications

This manual replaces the Children's Bureau's former policy issuance system.

This publication from the Child Welfare Information Gateway presents a summary of federal legislation since 1974 that has had a significant impact on the field. It provides an overview of each act and its major provisions.

This proposal from the Child Welfare League of America emphasizes that a finance reform proposal must addresses the need for a full array of services for all children, recognizing that different families in our nation would likely use different services at different times in different ways. This proposal suggests federal policy changes that would further prevent child maltreatment and better find permanency plans for children. Further, this proposal discusses two major frameworks in conflict among the advocates on financing such reform and suggests furthe

This proposal lays out the principles of Casey Family Programs for child welfare finance reform, which include reinventing federal resources, ensuring equitable access of federal programs and services, and increasing and improving permanency services.

This proposal from the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators provides the goals, objectives, and funding mechanism of child financing reform in order to achieve the rights of diverse children and families for safety and permanency.

This 2013 proposal from the Annie E. Casey Foundation draws attention to the current residential services that are too often being used as long-term placements for children rather than short-term therapeutic interventions. Emphasizing the value of family care-centered child welfare intervention, this proposal suggests ways in which children’s developmental needs can be met by residential facilities.

The Alliance, with a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, gathered experts in child welfare for a convening on family search and engagement in December 2012. This dialogue shaped the Alliance’s commitment and recommendations to private providers and served as an invitation to our partners across the child welfare system on this important topic.

Underscoring the need for comprehensive federal finance reform that will lead to a child welfare system that places a focus on family preservation, early intervention, and permanency for children and their families, this proposal from the Annie E. Casey Foundation calls for federal policy changes that better align federal financing rules with desired outcomes.

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