Responding Effectively to Child Abuse and Neglect

Court Reform / Legal Representation

Court-Based Child Welfare Reforms: Improved Child/Family Outcomes and Potential Cost Savings, by Elizabeth Thornton, ABA Center on Children and the Law, 2013.

Reporting Laws

An Analysis of State Laws Regarding Mandated Reporting of Child Maltreatment, ChildFocus, Inc., 2012.

Helping Children Thrive in Foster Care and Beyond

Well-Being for Children in Foster Care

Raising the Bar: Child Welfare’s Shift Towards Well-Being, Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2013.

Therapeutic Foster Care: Exceptional Care for Complex, Trauma-Impacted Youth in Foster Care, Laura Boyd, 2013.

Federal Child Welfare Law

The Reauthorization of the Adoption Incentive Fund: Opportunities to Expand Reinvestment of State Funds into Child Welfare Services, John Sciamanna, 2013.

Education Records for Children in Foster Care, The Legal Center for Foster Care and Education, 2013.

Adoption Tax Credit: A Guide for State Advocates, NACAC, 2012.

Older Youth Transitioning from Foster Care

Finding What Works: Helping Young Adults Transition into Adulthood, with Chapin Hall, 2013.

Improving the Economic Security of Children in Foster Care and Young People Who Are Transitioning from Foster Care, Shawn Fremstad, Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2013.

Cross-Cutting Child Welfare Issues

Child Welfare Financing

Child Welfare Financing in the United States, Kerry DeVooght and Hope Cooper, 2013.

Child Welfare Funding Opportunities: Title IV-E and Medicaid, First Focus, 2012.

Reunification of Foster Children with their Families: The First Permanency Outcome, John Sciamanna, 2013.

Immigration and Child Welfare

The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act: A Case Study on California’s Senate Bill 1064, Yali Lincroft, 2013.

Health Care and Child Welfare

Medicaid to 26 for Youth in Foster Care: Key Steps for Advocates, ChildFocus, Inc., 2013.

Medicaid Outreach Toolkit

Medicaid and Children in Foster Care, Kamala Allen and Taylor Hendricks, 2013.

Child Welfare and the Affordable Care Act, 2013.

Other Cross-Cutting Issues

The 50 State CHARTBOOK on Foster Care: A Web-Based Data Resource for Child Welfare Professionals, with Boston University, 2012.

Electronic Information Exchange: Elements that Matter for Children in Foster Care, Beth Morrow, The Children’s Partnership, 2013.

Privatization of Child Welfare Services: A Guide for State Advocates, Madelyn Freundlich and Charlotte McCullough, 2012.

State Adoption Fact Sheets, National Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC), 2013