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A comprehensive guide on supporting families

This comprehensive guide is intended to equip state, tribal, and territorial child welfare managers and administrators—as well as family support organizations—with current information about effective strategies for developing data-driven family support services and research findings to help them make the case for implementing and sustaining these services.

Author: AdoptUSKids

Published: 2015

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Support Matters: Lessons from the Field on Services for Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Care Families (1.4 MB PDF)

Individual chapters and tools



Family support strategies  Guide or report  Parent groups  Peer support  Respite  Sample support programs