CWSG helps child welfare agencies, practitioners and policymakers do better by children and families who experience foster care. Our team of consultants:
High-performing child welfare agencies have something in common. An urgent attention to how children in their care are doing—and continuously measuring their outcomes.
Based on our public agency consulting experience and input from leaders nationwide, Casey has compiled 10 key child welfare practices, providing detailed recommendations and standards.
A Child Welfare Leader’s Desk Guide to Building a High-Performing Agency describes these 10 critical practices and provides metrics to help agencies, advocates, governors, legislators and others take a snapshot of how they are doing and chart a course for improvement.
Part one describes 10 practices and outcomes for measuring where an agency stands compared to others in the field.
Part two links to research and tools agency staff members can use to make the case for change and implement new approaches. Appendices provide information on related topics, such as how to upgrade agency data collection and how to measure racial and other disparities.
Based on its experience with leading child welfare reforms, the Casey Foundation developed the following training programs for those working with children and youth in foster care:
ARC Reflections Training Program
A nine-session program that child welfare agencies can use to train foster parents to better care for children who have had traumatic experiences.
Engaging Kinship Caregivers With Joseph Crumbley
A five-part video training series to strengthen the skills of child welfare professionals in supporting families to improve outcomes for children.
Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care
This four-part training curriculum gives child welfare agencies a tool that foster parents can use to support children in their care and help them heal.