Center for Regional & Tribal Child Welfare Studies

Child Welfare Resource E-Library


The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation provides data on racial disparities. They have a KIDS COUNT data center where you find resources organized by topic and location, and a variety of publications.

Casey Family Programs

Casey Family Programs has a lot of resources and also has links to additional services. They have lots of publications in the field of child welfare and foster care.

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, UMN

Part of the University of Minnesota, the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare has published a variety of resources and has also set up their own resource library.

Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

CECMHC combines mental health and early childhood development to provide resources, toolkits, and materials for families, teachers, and social workers. They have a particular emphasis for children in Head Start.


Center on the Emotional and Social Foundations for Early Learning
Includes a variety of resources, including resources in Spanish. They have family tools, training kits, research syntheses, and more.

Child Welfare Information Getaway
An extension of the Administration for Children and Families, Child Welfare Information Getaway provides statistics and publications on issues of child welfare. It also has opportunities for free subscription to the latest child welfare news and resources so you are always informed.

Child Welfare League of America

Access to publications, journals, and other website links for statistics. The "practice areas" tabs provide topics to select from to find more information.

Children, Youth, and Family Consortium
The Children, Youth, and Family Consortium provides education, gathers research, and has links to publications and videos. They also have subscriptions.

Children's Defense Fund
The Children's Defense Fund has a research library covering a broad array of topics, including social welfare topics and beyond. They also separate out resources for you to decide which resources you would like to look into (manuals, publications, fact sheets, etc.)

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
IDVAAC has a lot of multimedia resources and also has webinars, conferences, and events.

Mending the Sacred Hoop
MSH is a local Duluth organization that has a national technical assistance project and trainings. MSH is a strong resource for working to end violence against Native American women.

MN DHS Information Center
This website has the most up-to-date resources, brochures, publications, manuals, documents, and anything related to the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

Under their resource center tab, on the right side they have "disciplines" options to select what information would be helpful to particular audiences. The website has over 1,300 resources gathered.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI provides basic information on mental illness and also provides information to find local resources.

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
NCSACW is a resource center for information, training, technical assistance, and expert consultation for child welfare, court, and substance abuse treatment professionals. They have current issues in the field and also fact sheets and statistics sheets.

National Child Advocacy Center
Under the tab CALiO Library, there is a column with a variety of resources for child abuse practitioners, community members, parents, etc. NCAC has a full time librarian that organizes online resources for child advocacy centers. They also give links to public databases and journals.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The NCTSN has a a ton of resources organized by topic and audience and also has links to online public databases.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
NCJFCJ has a resource library with many publications and also separates activities by state to narrow down searches to local initiatives.

National Indian Child Welfare Association
NICWA provides training, technical assistance, and information services to improve communities through the Indian Child Welfare Act. They also have current events that are affecting ICWA.

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
NIWRC has many resources, including an online library and publications. They also provide training, technical assistance, and webinars.

National Resource Center for Child Welfare and Data Technology
The NRCCWDT provides technical assistance to county and tribal agencies with data collection programs to have the most up-to-date statistics. They also provide networking and collaborating to work with individual communities on data needs.

National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
The NRCPFC website is a training, technical assistance, and information services for state, local, and tribal agencies. They have a variety of toolkits.

National Resource Center for Youth Development
The NRCYD has resources for youth, including state and tribal resources. They include information on the Fostering Connections and Increasing Adoptions Act, LGBT Youth, Youth Engagement, and more.

Online Tutorial: The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Child Victimization
This is an online tutorial split into 4 sections to help educate on the intersection of domestic violence and child abuse, and also how communities can develop a coordinated community response. They also have many references.

Search Institute
Search institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities.

Shared Hope International

Shared Hope International is an organization that fights sex trafficking through prevention, restoration, and bringing justice through policy initiatives and legislative advocacy.

Signs of Safety
Signs of Safety is a growing movement in the field of child protection and is a widely-used model for working with families.

Southern Poverty Law Center
Southern Poverty Law Center is the leading organization tracking hate crimes in the United States and is a strong advocate for many human rights issues.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
SAMHSA has publications, documents, topics, and a variety of resources. They also provide many professional toolkits and brochures that can be sent in the mail that can be distributed at work centers to assist with the cause of sharing information with clients and families.

U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau is a leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Wisconsin's website that has resources, brochures, and documents related to their state laws, statutes, etc.

Zero to Three
Zero to Three is a website dedicated to educating early childhood development for child welfare professionals, courtroom professionals, and others. They have manuals, publications, and information on innovative early development initiatives in the courtroom regarding child welfare cases.



Practice Sheets for Social Workers
Interviewing Children
EARS
Three Houses
Fairy Detailed
Wizard Detailed
Consultation Framework
Genogram
Family Safety Plan






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