Frontline practice is a broad term that refers to the work of any individual offering direct services to children and their families. These individuals regularly hold positions within child-serving systems, such as a child welfare agency or a juvenile justice jurisdiction.
Oftentimes, because of their immediacy to the families they serve, frontline workers are viewed as the face and heartbeat of an organization. For this same reason, they are also a critical resource for improving its processes and informing its next steps.
Practice and policy experts work with public systems to improve outcomes for children involved with child welfare systems.
Ensuring that children who have been abused or neglected grow up in families and get the help they need to heal, build lasting family relationships and reach their full potential.
Policy recommendations designed to transform federal funding to support best practices in child welfare were the focus of this presentation delivered by Tracey Feild and Patrick McCarthy at an October 23, 2013, briefing on Capitol Hill.
This issue brief shares a framework for front line workers to use in case planning. The framework uses sustainable social capital and a stable sense of self to help support the healthy development of young people in foster care. It is a product of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.
This report introduces the Practice Pathways Tool to help states partnering with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative identify effective practice components, evaluate existing practices and boost collaboration to advance comprehensive practice reform. The driving force behind the tool is simple: support smarter, sharper decision-making that improves the lives of youth exiting foster care.
This video — shown in nine chapters — is an inside look at the critical steps in the Permanency Teaming component of the Lifelong Families Model.
This publication gives practical guidance to child welfare workers on meeting the requirements of federal law for accessing and interpreting credit reports for foster youth until they age out of the system.