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Racial and Ethnic Disparity & Disproportionality in Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice: a Compendium Describes the extent of racial and ethnic differences in the involvement of children in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, offers a common language to discuss disparity and disproportionality, and describes current efforts to use what is known about disparity to improve services in these systems.   January 2009
Raising Well-Behaved Kids: What Parents Should Know Offers techniques for changing problem behaviors and setting a positive tone in your home.   2009
Reclaiming Children - 25th Anniversary Celebration Pictures, stories, and More This is a 25 celebratory issue of ReClaiming Children.   2014
Recommendations for LGBTQQ Mentoring The National Mentoring Partnership The LGBTQ supplement to Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring responds to a longstanding call to extend the reach and quality of mentoring relationships to one of our nation’s most underserved, marginalized, and vulnerable populations — youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ). Part of a shared commitment by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership to improve mentoring services to all children and youth across the country, the supplement offers step-by-step operations guidance to develop safer, more affirming, and responsive mentoring relationships for LGBTQ youth.  
Recommended LGBTQ Children, Youth, and Families Cultural Competence Tools, Curricula, and Resources This synthesis recommends publicly available resources that can support workforce development in child-, youth-, and family-serving systems (e.g., schools, healthcare, child welfare, homelessness, juvenile justice). Resources are intended to support more competent practice and affirming, inclusive services and supports for LGBTQ children, youth, and families.   2015
Recommended Practice Guidelines: To Promote the Safety and Well–Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth and Youth at Risk of or Living with HIV in Child Welfare Settings The recommended practices offer guidance to state and local child welfare agencies to ensure safe, appropriate care in the best interests of LGBTQ children in the child welfare system.   2012
Recommended Practices to Promote the Safety and Well Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual. Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth and Youth at Risk of Living with HIV in Child Welfare Settings These Recommended Practices elaborate on the provision of services to LGBTQ youth in the areas of foster care, child protection, family preservation, adoption and youth development.  
Recruiter Outreach Exercise from Building Successful Resource Families: A Guide for Public Agencies Provides a “scavenger hunt” exercise for locating resources and recruiting families in your community.   2012
Reducing Disparities Beginning in Early Childhood National Center for Children in Poverty Highlights patterns of disparities in both risks and outcomes, and access and treatment.  
Reducing Disparities Beginning in Early Childhood Highlights patterns of disparities in risks, access, and outcomes, and provides recommendations for reducing disparities in early childhood.   2007
Reducing Psychotropic Medications in an Intensive Residential Treatment Center Jonathan C. Huefner • Annette K. Griffith • Gail L. Smith • Dennis G. Vollmer • Laurel K. Leslie This study examined changes in psychotropic medication use, levels of behavioral disturbance, and use of personal restraint and seclusion in a population of youth with serious behavioral disorders receiving medically directed cognitive-behavioral treatment in an intensive residential setting.   July 2012
Refugee Children in U.S. Schools: A Toolkit for Teachers and School Personnel (PDF) This toolkit was developed to support and assist schools with large numbers of refugee students.  
Request and Guidelines for Flexible Funds CARE New Hampshire Request form to obtain flexible funds, and the rules governing their use.   July 2004
Request for Network Wraparound Funds Westchester Community Network (New York) Request form for flexible funds.  
Request for Proposals to Support Developing Systems of Care Communities Oklahoma System of Care RFP for new SOC communities.   January 2007
Resilient Girls—Factors That Protect Against Delinquency Stephanie R. Hawkins, Phillip W. Graham, Jason Williams, and Margaret A. Zahn Describes how four factors – the presence of a caring adult, school connectedness, school success, and religiosity – influence girls' propensity for delinquent behavior.   January 2009
Resources for Educators These resources share best practices on creating a safe zone, supporting transgender and gender non-conforming youth, and creating and sustaining a Gay-Straight Alliance at schools.  
Resources on Collaboration between Mental Health and Child Welfare Systems Kim Pawley Helfgott This document offers links to many resources on the mental health and child welfare systems, including resources about the mental health needs of children and youth in the child welfare system, how to meet the mental health needs of these youth, interagency collaboration between the two systems, and training for providers/caregivers.   2008
Results-Based Public Policy Strategies for Promoting Children’s Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Informs families and policymakers about data, recommendations, and strategies to promote children’s behavioral, emotional, and mental health. Information about implementation, financing, and accountability of children’s mental health policies enhance the value of this resource.   March 2012
Rethinking District Budgets to Unify and Sustain a Critical Mass of Student and Learning Supports at Schools Suggests that the climate of budget cuts creates the necessity for strategies to unify and sustain approaches to student and learning supports in schools. Includes State examples of braiding resources across categories and working toward overlapping goals.   March 2012
Rethinking Special Education for a New Century Chester E. Finn, Jr., Andrew J. Rotherham, and Charles R. Hokanson, Jr., Examines the current practices of special education, and expresses a need for improvement.   May 2001
Return on Investment in Systems of Care for Children With Behavioral Health Challenges Beth A. Stroul, M.Ed., Sheila A. Pires, M.P.A., Simone Boyce, Ph.D., Anya Krivelyova, M.A., and Christine Walrath, Ph.D. This report documents what is known to date about the return on investment, specifically cost savings, from systems of care, summarizing data from national studies and from states and communities that have produced this type of information   April 2014
Return on Investment in Systems of Carefor Children With Behavioral Health Challenges:A Look at Wraparound Beth Stroul Examines the return on investment in regards to poilicy and resource decisions.   January 2015
Review of State Medication Policies/Guidelines Regarding Psychotropic Medications in Public Schools Joseph B. Ryan • Antonis Katsiyannis • Mickey Losinski • Robert Reid • Cynthia Ellis This paper reviewed existing state medication policies and guidelines to assess the level of guidance currently provided to school staff.   August 2013
Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: A Guidebook for Implementation Gina M. Vincent, Ph.D., Laura S. Guy, Ph.D., Thomas Grisso, Ph.D. The purpose of this guide is to provide a strucuture for jurisdictions, juvenile probabtion or centralized statewide agencies striving to implement risk assessment or to improve their current risk assessment practices.   November 2012


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