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Family Engagement: Partnering With Families to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes


Engaging families in the casework process promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families in the child welfare system and is central to successful practice. Effective family engagement occurs when child welfare practitioners actively collaborate and partner with family members throughout their involvement with the child welfare system, recognizing them as the experts on their respective situations and empowering them in the process. This bulletin provides an overview of the foundational elements of the family engagement approach, followed by strategies and promising practices for implementing this approach at the case level, peer level, and systems level.

La crianza de un niño que ha experimentado abuso o negligencia (Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect)


Children who have been abused or neglected need safe and nurturing relationships that address the effects of child maltreatment. This new Spanish-language factsheet is intended to help parents (birth, foster, and adoptive) and other caregivers better understand the challenges of caring for a child who has experienced maltreatment and learn about the resources available for support. This factsheet is also available in English.

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