Family Well-Being Strategy Group

Providing strategic consulting and technical assistance to child welfare agencies to keep children safe, strengthen the connections between children and their families and improve children’s long-term success.

More than 600,000 chil­dren each year expe­ri­ence abuse and neglect. The Child Wel­fare Strat­e­gy Group (CWSG) pro­vides inten­sive con­sult­ing to child wel­fare agen­cies to ensure that they pro­vide effec­tive assis­tance to strug­gling chil­dren and fam­i­lies. We know that:

  • Chil­dren need fam­i­lies and oppor­tu­ni­ties to devel­op skills and relationships.
  • Chil­dren need par­ents and com­mu­ni­ties that help them grow and succeed.
  • Chil­dren need sup­port from results-focused child wel­fare agencies.

From the Blog

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The Toll of Institutional Placements and the Case for Family-Based Foster Care

An Oklahoma nonprofit highlights why foster care systems should expand their use of family-based care. Learn more.

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CWSG: Advancing the Field

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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

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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.

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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.