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The most popular child welfare resources for professionals

Screenshot of the cover of a discussion guide, which reads: Supporting a Positive Racial Identity for Black, Indigenous, and Other Children of Color in Transracial Placements with White Parents. September 2022."

This discussion guide and several other resources were popular with child welfare professionals last year.

A tool, a guide, some strategies, and lessons learned—have you checked out these resources? They were the most-viewed content on this site in 2023.

Assessing the racial and ethnic cultural competence of your support services

Child welfare agencies have a responsibility to recruit and support foster and adoptive families of color to meet the needs of youth who are overrepresented in foster care—including Black, Indigenous, and Latinx youth. This tool will help get you started in building more culturally competent support services.

Supporting a positive racial identity for BIPOC children in transracial placements

This guide is designed to help parent group leaders facilitate discussions with white parents about supporting a positive racial identity for Black, Indigenous, and other children of color in transracial placements.

How do we start preventing adoption and guardianship disruption?

Many youth have trauma that is compounded when “permanent” families turn out to not be so permanent after all. Here are strategies to address this problem.

Addressing disparities in child welfare mandated reporting

MPLD alumna NaQuanda Jordan discusses her research and proposed solutions for child welfare mandated reporters.

The impact of the Great Resignation in child welfare

The Great Resignation forced many work sectors to adapt to meet a new era of professionals: those willing to walk out the door when their needs aren’t met.

How can we reduce congregate care placements? Lessons from South Carolina

In 2019, over 51% of teens in South Carolina’s foster care system lived in congregate care, also known as group homes. Two years later, there had been a 15% decrease in congregate care place.