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June 2019

Frontline Workers in the State Child Protective System: Perspectives on Factors That Impact Effectiveness and Efficiency of Child Protective Work [Maine]
This information brief presents findings from a study that investigated the perspectives of frontline workers in the Maine Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS).

State of Child Welfare 2019
This annual report includes charts that present statistics on foster children in Pennsylvania from 2013 to 2017, or when data is available through 2018.

Adoption-Specific Therapy: A Guide to Helping Adopted Children and Their Families Thrive
Intended for therapists who treat adopted children and their families, this manual presents a structured, evidence-based protocol for providing mental health treatment in families adopting …

The Personal Is Political: Racial Identity And Racial Justice In Transracial Adoption.
This article explains how parents can become advocates for transracial adoption justice by developing an intersectional mindset, believing the experiences of transracial adoptees, doing their …

Children’s Blocked Trust: How Compassionate Care Helps Reverse The Effects Of Early Poor Care.
This article explains when a child experiences chronic distress, the brain uses its pain-relief function called the analgesic opioid system to block out feelings of …

Destination Family: Achieving Permanency For Children And Youth Through Relationship Development Matching.
This article highlights the Sierra Forever Families Destination Family program that finds and supports adoptive families for children in foster care in Sacramento County. The …

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