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Expanding Resources for Children III: Research-Based Best Practices in Adoption by Gays and Lesbians Brodzinsky This resources offers best practice guidelines for supporting gay and lesbian adoptive parents.   2011
Experiences and Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Diverse Youth in Foster Care in New York City Theo G. M. Sandfort the study aimed to determine the proportion of lgBtQAi+ youth in foster care in new york city and whether the experiences of lgBtQAi+ youth in foster care differ from those of youth who are not lgBtQAi+. A telephone survey was conducted among youth, 13 to 21 years old, who were in foster care in new york city at the time of the survey (september – november 2019). the survey questionnaire included questions about the sexual and gender status, demographic characteristics, characteristics of the youth’s placement in foster care, the youth’s social connections, and their well-being. collected data about youths’ sexual and gender status were linked to Acs administrative data, to further explore differences between lgBtQAi+ youth and non-lgBtQAi+ youth in foster care.   November 2020
Experiences of Peer Support for Children and Adolescents Whose Parents and Siblings Have Mental Illness Kim Foster, RN, PhD, Peter Lewis, RN, PhD, DipAppSc (Nursing), BA, and Andrea McCloughen, PhD, MN (Mental Health), BN This study aimed to explore children’s and adolescents’ perspectives of the ON FIRE peer support program.   2014
FAMILY Comes First: A Workbook to Transform the Justice System by Partnering with Families Includes practical tools and resources for juvenile justice system practitioners invested in implementing a family-driven approach within juvenile justice. Executive Summary available in PDF.   2013
FAMILY and CAREGIVER Information Sheet: The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment Mark Lardner and Neil Mallon One page information sheet about CANS  
Facilitating an Adult Adoption as a Pathway to Permanence for Older Youth Lyn Ariyakulkan Discusses the pathway to permanence for older youth and young adults who have not established a permanent family connection.   April 2013
Facts About Trauma for Policymakers National Center for Children in Poverty Presents facts about the impact of trauma and key reccomendations for policy action.   July 2007
Facts for Families Bullying and Bullying Prevention Provides a description and interventions that have proven to be effective for bullying prevention, and lists a variety of excellent resources and websites.   2009
Falling Through the Cracks - The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Children Caught Up in the Child Welfare System This paper outlines the unique challenges that federal and state immigration enforcement measures pose to child well-being and family unity, including the implications for children and families involved in the child welfare system   December 2012
Families With Overlapping Needs Betsy Hinden PhD, Bernice Gershenson, MPH, Valerie Williams, MA, MS, et al. This issue brief describes findings from the Center for Mental Health Services Research’s secondary analysis of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Families Program. The aims of the study were to: examine the prevalence of family mental illness and family substance abuse among children entering systems of care; compare families with histories of mental illness and substance abuse to families without these histories; and clarify related implications for research, policy and practice.   September 2006
Family & Community Action Plan Cover Sheet New Hampshire Cover sheet for notes/decisions from meetings of family team, case manager, and families.   August 2003
Family Engagement This bulletin describes the benefits of family engagement in the child welfare system and discusses ways to achieve meaningful family engagement, specific strategies that reflect family engagement, and examples of State and local child welfare programs that have achieved success with engaging families.   June 2010
Family Group Decision Making A Solution to Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Child Welfare University of Colorado Denver Kempe Center Discusses how Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) can be used to address disproportionality and disparities in child welfare.  
Family Group Decision Making in Child Welfare This document clarifies the definition of “family group decision making” (FGDM) in order to increase understanding on the subject and enable accurate classification of family-involvement practices This document covers the purpose, values, and processes of family group decision making.   January 2008
Family Group Decision Making: Building & Reinvigorating Relationships Lisa Merkel-Holguin Explores family group decision-making and how it positively affects family and other interpersonal relationships.   2013
Family Information Specialist (Job Description) Wings for Children and Families, Inc. Family Information Specialist job description.   December 2002
Family Involvement in Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System Wendy Luckenbill and Clay Yeager Provides framework ideas, examples of policy and law, and clear recommendations which can be employed to improve juvenile justice outcomes.   October 2009
Family Liaisons: Questions & Answers Kentucky? Describes the role of family liaisons.  
Family Mentoring Coordinator (Job Description) Healthy Families Project Family Mentoring Coordinator job description  
Family Options: Supporting Parents with Mental Illness & Their Children This article discusses how the Family Options program advocates for systemic expansion of programming for this population and for the re-alignment of child and adult mental health services to reflect a family recovery approach to care delivery.   Summer 2008
Family Partner (Job Description) National Wraparound Initiative Family Partner job requirements.   February 2005
Family Partner Practice Standards EMQ-Sacramento Wraparound Program (California) Chart of performance outcomes, best practices, and quality indicators.   April 2004
Family Partners in Systems of Care and Wraparound Describes the role of the family partner within wraparound and systems of care, including information on what it takes to be a family partner, the support infrastructure that family partners need, and other roles that family members can fulfill in wraparound.   Winter 2008
Family Roles in System of Care Communities Responding to a need articulated at the last system of care meeting, this Checklist of Family Roles in System of Care Communities was created by members of the Family Involvement Community of Practice. The checklist provides a list of possible roles families can fill in systems work, keeping their level of experience in mind. Communities are encouraged to add roles as they develop family participation. It is intended to be used by project directors, lead family contacts, other   October 2012
Family Specialist Practice Standards EMQ-Sacramento Wraparound Program (California) Chart of performance outcomes, best practice activities, and quality indicators.  


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