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Child welfare expenditures by category of service (2021)

States Spending Little on Prevention Services, Survey Finds

A recent survey of national trends in child welfare funding and agency spending finds that out-of-home placements continue to be a greater financing priority than preventive services. Read to learn how agencies can evaluate and prioritize spending to improve outcomes.

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CWSG: Advancing the Field

video: applying research to placement practices

Joan Kaufman, Ph.D., of Yale University School of Medicine, on applying research on child development to child welfare placement practices

presentation: what's best for kids

The Foundation's Tracey Feild says that what's best for kids — living with families — is also good for state budgets. Download her presentation to the National Governors Association.

recommendations to make child welfare work

When Child Welfare Works outlines a policy framework and recommendations to align federal child welfare financing with best practices.