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Assessment Tools

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Checklists and Program Tips

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Tribal STAR Judges Checklist

This checklist has been developed to help judges determine the best circumstances surrounding placement of a child in a non-Indian home. The intention of this list is to provide guidelines that can strengthen the potential for a successful outcome.

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eLearning Open to All

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Journal Articles

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Literature Reviews

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Father Engagement in Child Welfare – PCWTA – 2011

This literature review came about as a result of the Fatherhood Initiative, a Federal and statewide effort to address issues of fathers in the child welfare context. Since approximately the time of the Vietnam War, the United States has experienced a dramatic increase in fatherlessness among American children. In addition, fathers have historically been overlooked in child welfare and negative outcomes for children are correlated to this absence.

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Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) – SACHS – 2014

Models and strategies for providing services to victims of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) has been building for over a decade. However, there is a lack of a current evidence base related to prevention, identification and interventions. This literature review delves into the discussion of CSEC programs and practices and the need for additional work in this area.

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Mobile Applications

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After 18 Android App

This mobile app includes information, resources and services for social workers to use who are working with transitioning youth and young adults.

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Safety Organized Practice Tool Android App

This mobile app for android phones is designed to help social workers utilize some
of the tools from Safety Organized Practice. This app can serve as a reminder to
workers to help workers remember important steps for utilizing the tools to help
build good working relationships with families, think critically, and enhance

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