Healthopedialink - Links to hundreds of resources related to medical issues including disabilities, addiction, mental health, etc.

Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Association (ANAB)link - Good place to begin looking for web sites on eating disorders.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)link  - Extensive "Tool Kits" for persons working with persons with eating disorders, links, resources.

Mirror Mirrorlink - Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fattest one of all?

National Eating Disorder Information Centerlink - Quality site with information for professionals, families.  Links, resources.

Something Fishylink -  Excellent site with info. on a variety of eating disorders, signs & symptoms, treatment resources, prevention, links, etc.

Substance Abuse

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfarelink - This web site provides easy access to a wide range of information on improving systems and practice for professionals working in child welfare, substance abuse treatment, or the family courts. The website features fact sheets, statistics, literature reviews, abstracts, training, practice and policy tools, legislation, and much more.

Center for Addiction and Mental Healthlink - The Center for Addiction and Mental Health is a public hospital providing direct patient care for people with mental health and addiction problems. The Centre is also a research facility, an education and training institute and a community based organization providing health promotion and prevention services across the province.

Interventionslink - Resources for alcohol & other drug addiction and other compulsive behavior links.

National Institute on Drug Abuselink - This is an excellent site offering concise, well documented information. Good links to other sites.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)link - Very useful site offering drug facts, publications, nation policy, prevention, education & treatment information.

Meth in Minnesota: The Costly Addictionlink - Minnesota Public Radio, June 2004 .


Bonding and Attachment in Maltreated Children: How You Can Helplink Simple, clear list of ways to help children with attachment issues.

Child Welfare Organizations


ABA Center for Children and Lawlink - Important site with a good list of links with descriptions of each.

Administration for Children & Familieslink - The Administration for Children & Families within the Dept. of Health and Human Services is responsible for federal programs which promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.  At this site, you can access ACF press releases and find additional information about federal programs for children and their families.

American Humane Associationlink - Statistics, publications, training opportunities available at this site.

The Casey Family Programlink - This is a great site that has information of general interest about foster care, adoption, and kinship care, as well as specifically addressing the development and support of a sufficient pool of competent resource families to provide children and youths with safety, protection, stability and permanency, it also has good information on Chafee Foster Care Independence Act.

Children's Bureaulink - At this site, you can get information about federal programs assisting children and families, including AFCARS-the adoption and foster care analysis and reporting system.

Children's Defense Fundlink - Important site for children's programs.  Well described links, links with info on Healthy Start, Head Start

Child Welfarelink - Access to electronic journals, articles, links. A gateway to information related to the welfare of children, including electronic journal, Child Welfare Review, a library, a resource on issues related to sources on child welfare.

Child Welfare League of Americalink - CWLA is the oldest and largest national nonprofit organization developing and promoting policies and programs to protect America's children and strengthen America's families.

The Future of Childrenlink - The Future of Children is published twice annually by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA. The primary purpose of The Future of Children is to disseminate timely information on major issues related to children's well-being.

Institute for Human Services(IHS)link - IHS has provided the curriculum and trainers for the Western Wisconsin Partnership. Site includes links to the individual trainers.

NACClink - National Association of Counsel for Children.

National Adoption Information Clearinghouselink - A comprehensive resource on all aspects of adoption including special needs and intercountry adoptions. (U.S. DHHS)

National Clearing House on Child Abuse and Neglect Informationlink - Excellent source of info-wide variety.

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglectlink - The mission of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) is to facilitate the secondary analysis of research data relevant to the study of child abuse and neglect. By making data available to a larger number of researchers, NDACAN seeks to provide a relatively inexpensive and scientifically productive means for researchers to explore important issues in the child maltreatment field. Below is a list of the Archive's current products and services.

National Indian Child Welfare Associationlink - This excellent website provides a wide variety of information regarding Indian Child Welfare. Including, good background on the Indian Child Welfare Act.

National Organization on Male Sexual Victimizationlink - Web site regarding male survivors of sexual abuse. Articles, resources, bibliography, list of myths.

Promising Practices Networklink - The Promising Practices Network highlights information on programs and practices that are effective in helping children, families, and communities.

The Supervised Visitation Networklink

Wisconsin Council on Children and Familieslink - Great site for information on brain development, welfare information, news, links.

W.K.Kellogg Foundation - Philanthropy and Grantslink - To help people help themselves.

Community Web


County Staff: The materials linked below are intended to help you communicate your work to your community partners. Each topic has a set of options:

  1. PowerPoint slide show with narrative. This slide show has the narrative already embedded, so all the viewer needs to start the slide show. It is set to play on it's own.
  2. PowerPoint slide show with no narrative. This is intended if you want to just use the slides, but do your own presentation content. You can use all or part of the PowerPoint. If you want to use all or some of the narrative we have written, you can print the Word Document described below.
  3. Word Document. The PowerPoint slides with the Notes Page will help you explain the content--use whatever is useful to you. The text is the narrative described above.
  4. PowerPoint in HTML without sound. This is in case you don't have PowerPoint on your computer but want to use the slide show. It includes the Notes Page. You may want to adjust the bottom of your slide show so the notes will not show.

If you have any questions about how to use this resource, contact Jennifer at jennifer.e.borup@uwrf.edumail , or 715-425-3370.

Team Based Practice: This is a brief introduction to family teaming.

Introduction to CPS: This is a brief introduction to CPS including basis in statute, the language of child safety, separation/loss, and the CPS process.

  1. PowerPoint in HTML


Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG)link.

Answers to Your Questions about Sexual Orientation and Am. Psychological Assn. document.

Lesbian and Gay Parentslink. From the Am. Psychological Assn., the publication is provided for the use of clinicians, researchers, students, lawyers, and parents involved in legal and policy issues related to lesbian and gay parenting.

OutProudlink - Wide range of resources available for youth and educators on issues relevant to gay, lesbian and bisexual persons

Partners Task Force for Gay and Lesbian Coupleslink - Partners Task Force for Gay and Lesbian Couples is a national resource for same-sex couples, supporting the diverse community of committed gay and lesbian partners through a variety of media. The constantly update Web site contains more than 200 essays, surveys, legal articles, and resources on legal marriage, ceremonies, domestic partner benefits, relationship tips, parenting, and immigration.

Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youthdocumentlink: A Primer for Principals, Educators, and School Personnel - This primer is useful for anyone learning about GLBTQ issues. Good resource list.

Native American Resources

American Indian Heritage Foundationlink - List of federally recognized American Indian tribes with contact information.

American Indian Policy Centerlink - This site was created to provide government leaders, policy makers and the public with accurate information about the legal and political history of American Indian nations and the contemporary situation for American Indians.

Bureau of Indian Affairslink - U.S. Department of the Interior.

Histories of First Nationslink - Includes Wisconsin tribes. Be sure to click twice-first you get a very brief history-click again on the name and you will get a lengthy history.

Index of Native American Resources on the Internetlink -This web site links you to an extensive list of resources on Native American history, culture, art, etc.

National Indian Child Welfare Associationlink - Website with access to publication library from which you can purchase booklets/manuals relevant to working with Native American children and families.

Native American Nationslink - This site gives you access to the web sites of Native American Nations.

Native American Resource Pagelink - Provides NA links with good descriptions.  Links to primary government agencies serving native populations, art and culture, etc.

Ojibwaylink - An introduction to the culture and history of the Ojibway.

African American

African Americans in Foster Caredocumentlink - 2007, a US GAO report

A Practice Guide for Working with African American Familieslink - The Role of the
Caseworker in Identifying, Developing and Supporting Strengths in African American Families Involved in Child Protection Services, 2008

Working with African American Familieslink - Child Welfare Information Gateway - Links to useful articles and websites.


This is Homelink - Information on the Hmong in Minnesota

WWW Hmong Homepagelink - Lists of links for information on current events and announcements, special projects and general information about Hmong people, history and culture.

Domestic Violence


Domestic Violence Institutelink - Questionnaires for assessing psychological, physical, sexual abuse, lethality guide.

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuselink - Exceptional site with links to articles, fact sheets and other informative resources on child abuse, domestic violence, publications.


Article from the UK Guardian

National Institute for Justice - Article on Violence against women

National Institute for Justice - article on "Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research"

Centers for American Progress - article on "Fatherhood Policy."

In the Name of the Childdocument - Article (The Five P's)


Diagramming Families for Assessmentlink(This is a good description of both genograms and ecomaps.)

Software (with free trial)link

Engaging Fathers


Best Practice Next Practice, Summerdocumentlink, 2002- Excellent series of articles on father involvement. A publication of the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice.

Children of Incarcerated Parentslink - Linked from the N. California Training Academy, you'll find a series of fact sheets useful both for yourself and for clients on a whole list of topics related to working with children who have incarcerated parents.

Dads at a Distancelink. Creative ideas about how fathers no living at home can interact with their children--at a distance.

The Consequences of Two pages of data that could be used with mothers/other team members.

Fathering after Violence: Working with Abusive Fathers in Supervised Visitsdocumentlink - Family Violence Prevention Fund, 2007.

The Importance of Fathers in the Healthy Development of Childrendocumentlink, User Manual Series (2006) Children's Bureau. The is manual is designed to help caseworkers: Recognize the value of fathers to children; Appreciate the importance of fathers to the case planning and service provision process; Understand the issues unique to working with fathers; Effectively involve fathers in all aspects of case management, from assessment through case closure; Work successfully with fathers in a wide range of family situations and structures.

More about the Dads: Exploring Associations between Nonresident Father Involvement and Child Welfare Case Outcomesdocumentlink - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. 2006.

National Child Welfare Resource Center Best Practice publication: Father Involvementdocumentlink. This issue includes a good number of articles about engaging fathers, why they should be involved case examples, incarcerated fathers, etc.

National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Residential Fathers and the Child Welfare Systemlink. QIC NRF is a collaborative effort between the American Humane Associationlink , the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Lawlink, and National Fatherhood Initiativelink and funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Provides materials for professionals as well as fathers.

Practice Guide for Locating and Involving Non-Custodial Parents, Alleged Fathers and Relativedocumentlinksdocumentlink. This document provides Wisconsin minimum standards, guidance and tools which will assist agencies in identifying, locating and involving non-custodial parents, alleged fathers and relatives as resources for children, particularly children who have been removed from the home

Reaching Nonresident Fathers in the Child Welfare System: Understanding Male Help-Seeking Behaviorsdocumentlink - Child Law Practice, Jan., 2009.

Working with Children with Parents in Prison.documentlink Practice Notes from N. Carolinas Child Welfare Resource Program. Includes topics like understanding and Supporting foster children with incarcerated parents, prison visitation basics.

Family Teaming


Consensus - How to and Whylink - A brief guide to organizing your group with consensus proceedings. This is much easier, of course, with smaller groups, but can be quite easily done with larger groups if you have an attentive facilitator(s) and focused & willing participants.

CST Wisconsin Collaborative Systems of Carelink - Sponsored by White Pines Consulting Service, Inc., this website is meant to serve as a resource to service coordinators, project coordinators, coordinating committee members, families, and team members who are involved in or would like to learn more about involvement in collaborative systems of care. This is where you will find the Handbook for CST.

Family Team Conferences in Domestic Violence Cases: Guidelines for Practicedocumentlink.

Handbook for Family Team Conferencing: Promoting Safe and Stable Familiesdocumentlink. This is good reference for the basics and includes good practice tips for effective conferencing.

Iowa Family Team Meetingslink - Excellent site with lots of specific resources. Iowa is a national leader in doing family teaming.

The National Center on Family Group Decision Makinglink - The National Center strives to build community capacity to implement high quality, effective family group decision making processes that are philosophically congruent with the central values and beliefs of this approach.

Foster Care and Adoption


Foster Care and Adoption Resource Centerlink -the Foster Care and Adoption Resourcee Center provides information and resources for Wisconsin’s

  • Existing or Prospective Foster and Adoptive Families
  • Public, Tribal and Private Agency Foster Care, Child Welfare and Adoption Staff
  • Youth currently or previous involved with the Foster Care system


Alaskan Foster Parent Training Sitelink - Free on-line 2-3 hour trainings

Foster Parent Collegelink - A wide variety of 2 hour trainings. $10 each but can readily get scholarship thru website for 4 trainings.

Foster Care and Adoptive Communitylink - Many on-line trainings for less than $10.


Support at the End of Placementlink - Guide for FCC/SW to support the foster parent through the grief process

Stages of Grief and Ways to Work Through the Stageslink - Stages of grief applied to the foster parent.

New York State Citizen's Coalition for Children: Helping Foster Parent Grievelink

Separation, Loss, and Foster Parent Retentionlink - Brief summary of the article "When Foster Children Leave: Helping the Foster Parent Grieve" by Susan Edelstein.


Adoption: Where Families Come Togetherlink - Wisconsin specific site with a great deal of information of all kinds for birthmothers and adoptive parents.

Adoption Book Cataloglink - Useful site with publications list and also adoption specific information including how to talk to you child about adoption.

Adoptive Familielinkslink- Adoptive Families magazine is a valuable, even critical, resource for many, many families. Whether families are considering adoption or have already adopted, the magazine quickly becomes one of their most trusted friends and a source of independent, thoughtful information.

FACES of Adoption: America's Waiting Childrenlink

Family Workslink - Family Works, Inc. is licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services to provide an intensive treatment option for children and youth with complex needs.

Foster Care Agencylink - This site is designed to foster "connections" among new, experienced and prospective foster parents.

Foster Parent Communitylink - Extensive list of articles, blogs, etc.

National CASAlink - Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are everyday people who are appointed by judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. A CASA volunteer stays with each child until they are placed into a safe, permanent and nurturing home.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Childrenlink

National Foster Parent Associationlink - The National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) is a nonprofit volunteer organization established in 1972.

National Youth in Carelink - The NYICN assists local youth in care groups in their development by providing them with information and contacts, support, and encouragement.

Welcome To Kids Healthlink - For parents, kids, and teens from the medical experts of The Nemours Foundation.


Department of Regulation and

Federal Legislatureslink - Enter your zip code and this site will give you the email address, mailing info, phone, fax for your federal legislatures.

Fed Worldlink -  a comprehensive central access point for searching, locating, ordering and acquiring government and business information.

Government Printing Officelink - Full text of congressional bills, congressional record, federal register, general accounting office reports, history of bills, public laws, and the United States Code.

Reviser of Statutes Bureaulink - This is where you can search for a statute by number.

Search toollink - for Wisconsin statutes, administrative code, etc.

State of Wisconsin Sitelink

WI Dept. of Health and Family Serviceslink

WI Administrative Code on Social Work Certification/Licensurelink

Human Development

American Psychological Associationlink - You can search from here using "human development" as the search term and get a variety of relevant information.

Birds and Beeslink - Information on STDs, pregnancy, birth control, and abortion.

Brain Factslink - Brain Facts is a 96-page downloadable primer on the brain and nervous system, published by SfN. Designed for a lay audience as an introduction to neuroscience.

Child Developmentdocumentlink - Good usable list of child developmental milestones

The Child Development Websitelink - Month by month look at development, 1-36 months.

Go Ask Alicelink - Loads of questions and answers on all kinds of relationship, sexuality, and sexual health issues.

I Wanna Knowlink - This site offers some information on STDs, basics about what's going on with your body, and advice on how to deal with peer pressure.

It's Your Sex Lifelink - Lots of good information on teenage sexual health.

Kids Source On-Linelink - Information including articles on a variety of topics relevant to child raising including special needs children.

National Center for Kids Overcoming Crisislink - Great site for parenting tips, preventing child abuse, tips on helping young people through crisis.

Parentinglink - Parenting newsletters from UW-Cooperative Extension.

Psych Linkslink - 5000 links to psychology-based sites.

Sex Etclink - By teens for teens; helps youth become sexually healthy people and avoid pregnancy and disease during their teenage years.

Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health, Chapter 3link - This is a good overview of theories of human development.

Teen Advice Onlinelink

Teen Pregnancylink - This website has information for young people and adults who want to prevent teen pregnancy.

Incarcerated Parents


Children of Incarcerated Parentslink - Linked from the N. California Training Academy, you'll find a series of fact sheets useful both for yourself and for clients on a whole list of topics related to working with children who have incarcerated parents.

Reaching Nonresident Fathers in the Child Welfare System: Understanding Male Help-Seeking Behaviorsdocumentlink - Child Law Practice, Jan., 2009.

Working with Children with Parents in Prison.documentlink Practice Notes from N. Carolinas Child Welfare Resource Program. Includes topics like understanding and Supporting foster children with incarcerated parents, prison visitation basics.

National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarceratedlink-Resource Links. This is a well organized, expansive list of resources.

Children of Prisons Librarylink, NRCCFI. Helpful fact sheets on a variety of topics relevant to working with children of incarcerated parents.

CASCW Resourceslink: CASCW develops and hosts a variety of resources for child welfare practitioners, students, and other professionals. The resources available include information on current child welfare policy, online modules on topics related to child welfare, summaries of information about child welfare, and links to further resources on cultural diversity in child welfare.

Kinship Care


Wisconsin Department of Children and Families: Kinship Carelink - Provides links to relevant state statutes, program/service information, forms and resource links.

Is Kinship Care Good for Kids?documentlink- Center for Law and Social Policy. Good couple of pages with data related to the effectiveness of kinship care. 2007.

Grandparents Raising Grandkids: Internet Resourceslink.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildrenlink - U.S. Government site with all kinds of information relevant to raising kin.

Generations United: Bibliographylink - This intergenerational database, sorted by keywords and grouped into similar categories, was compiled in August 2003 and updated June 2004, January 2006, and January 2007.  It contains information on some 1,300 references.

Legal Sources


ABA Center on Children and the Lawlink - Summary of Some Key Changes to the Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Enacted through the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Amendments of 1996.

American Public Human Services Associationlink

Child Welfare League of Americalink

Flying Sololink - The life management resource for divorce and aging issues.

Legal Information Institutelink - Cornell law school: Extensive access to collection of full legal documents including U.S. code, U.S. Constitution, rules of evidence, etc.

NACUAlink - This site has excellent links to a very wide variety of legal and government sites.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judgeslink - Daily Update of News in Juvenile Justice.

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Informationlink

Permanency Planning for Children (NCJFCJ)link - Hot Links

Wisconsin Statutes and Annotationslink - Wisconsin Administrative Codes Table of Contents.  This is where you will find SFC, the Chapter on Social Work certification.

Guide to Confidentiality Laws Applicable to Chips Proceedingsdocument

Mental Health


American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrylink - Includes fact sheets for families on a wide variety of topics including children and: suicide, bedwetting, sleep disorders, firearms, violence, moving, school, etc.

American Psychiatric Associationlink - Site with excellent information listed under "public information". Subjects include a fact sheet series, families and children section, psychiatric medications, resources for general public, etc.

Internet Mental Health Linkslink - This is an extensive list of mental health links divided by subject headings.

National Center for Kids Overcoming Crisislink - Parenting tips, crisis lines, "24 Ways You Can Prevent Child Abuse," "7 Standards for Effective Parenting," 15 Ways to Help Your Kids Through Crisis."

National Attention Deficit Disorder Associationlink - Good information, kid's area, websites, government information, etc.

National Institute of Mental Healthlink - Excellent site for all kinds of information, including medications on mental health.

Psych Centrallink - Dr. Grohol, Psychologist, created this one-stop index for psychology, support, and mental health issues, resources, and people on the Internet.



National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connectionslink - Valuable site with excellent materials on achieving permanence. Content on Permanency and Concurrent Planning.

Concurrent Planning: What the Evidence Showsdocumentlink - Article from the Children's Bureau.

Practice Guide for Concurrent Permanency Planninglink - From the Minnesota Dept. of Human Services, an excellent practice guide on engaging for permanence, case planning, etc.

Wisconsin Continuous Permanency Planning Timelinedocumentlink

Persons with Disabilities


The Arc of the United Stateslink - Quality site for and by persons with mental retardation and their families.  Good page of links, fact sheets, etc.

Autismlink -Information on subgroups and related diseases, issues, interventions, siblings, links.

Blindness Resource Centerlink - Links, resources, general information.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)link - Research information, FAQ's, general information, links, family info.

Down Syndrome: Health Issueslink - General information, articles.  Written by pediatrician who has child with Down Syndrome.

Dyslexia Institutelink - This site has information on assessment, teaching, help for parents of child with dyslexia.  Good information.

Healthopedialink - Links to hundreds of resources related to medical issues including disabilities, addiction, mental health, etc.

Learning Disabilities Onlinelink - Interactive site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, children.

March of Dimeslink - Fact sheets, statistics, Frequently Asked Questions, links.

National Information Clearinghouse for Children Who Are Deaf-Blindlink  

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorderslink - General information, FAQ's, fact sheets, health information.

Practice Guide for Working with African American Families in the Child Welfare Systemlink The role of the caseworker in identifying, developing and supporting strengths in African American families involved in child protective services.

Spinal Cord Injury Information Networklink - Facts, stats, issues.

Tourette's Syndrome Informationlink

United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCPA)link - Research fact sheets, research center, general information about cerebral palsy.

US. Dept of Justicelink - This is the site for ADA information.

Social Work


Clinical Social Work Associationlink

George Warren School of Social Work resource pagelink - Page links on just about every subject you could think of related to social work.

International Federation of Social Workerslink

MSW Guidelink - Online resource for people interested in pursuing a Master's degree in Social Work.  The site features state-specific guides to issues facing social workers, insights from social work educators, a comprehensive directory of MSW degree programs, a breakdown of social work licensure in each state, and much more.

Social Work Access Networklink - SWAN is a loose network of social work practitioners, academics, students and social welfare service users united in their concern that social work activity is being undermined by managerialism and marketisation, by the stigmatisation of service users and by welfare cuts and restrictions.

Social Work Search Pagelink - Links to various topics in the social work profession.

The New Social Workerlink - This journal provides an extensive list of Web sites relevant to social work.

Staff Recruitment and Retention

Commitment to Child Welfare Work:  What Predicts Leaving and Staying?  (Nov. 2009).  Faller, K.C., Grabarek, M., and Ortega, R.M.  Child and Youth Services Review. 

Components of an Effective Child Welfare Workforce.  (2006).  Chldren's Defense Fund.

Exploring the relationship between employment-based social capital, job stress, burnout, and intent to leave among child protection workers: An age-based path analysis model.  (2012).  Boyas, J., Wind, L.H., and Kang, S.Y.  Children and Family Services Review.

Existence, Relatedness, or Growth? Examining Turnover Intention of Public Child Welfare Caseworkers from a Human Needs Approach.  (Oct. 2012).  Chena, Y., Park, J., and Park, A. Child and Youth Services Review.

Gap-Closing Retention Strategies.  (2007). CPS Human Resource Services. (This is from a much larger series of documents on workforce planning call the Workplace Planning Tool Kit. found at  This particular document is from: 

Improving the Child Welfare Workforce.  (April 2007).  Farber, J. & Munson, S.  National Center for Youth Law.

In Search of Innovation: A National Qualitative Analysis of Child Welfare Recruitment and Retention Efforts.  (2010).  Gomez, R.J., Travis, D.J., Ayers-Lopex, S., and Schwab, A.J.  Children and Youth Services Review.

Job Retention in Child Welfare: Effects of Perceived Organizational Support, Supervisor Support, and Intrinsic Job Value.  (2005). Smith, B.D.  Children and Youth Services Review. 

A Meta-Analysis of Turnover Intention Predictors among U.S. Child Welfare Workers.  (2014). Kim, H. & Kao, D.  Children and Youth Services Review.

The Practice of Retention Focused Supervision, Workbook 2.  (June, 2007).  McKenzie, J., Jackson, R., and McKenzie, J.  Michigan University School of Social Work. documentlink

Recruitment and Retention of Child Welfare Social Workers in Rural Communities:  Literature Review.  (2007).  U.C. Davis Extension, Center for Human Services.

Relationship between Staff Turnover, Child Welfare System Functioning and Recurrent Child Abuse. (2006). National Council on Crime and Delinquency. documentlink

The Resilient Child Welfare Worker Interviews.  (2006).  Eaton, M., Anderson, G., and Whalen, P.  Michigan State University School of Social Work, McKenzie Consulting, Inc., and New View Consultants, Inc. 

Retention of front-line staff in Child Welfare: A Systematic Review of Research. (2007)  DePanfilis, D & Levy Zlotnik. J.   Science Direct. 

Review of Turnover in Milwaukee County Private Agency Child Welfare Ongoing Case Management Staff January.  (2005).  Flower, C., McDonald, J. and Sumski, M.

Strategies Matrix Approach to Recruitment and Retention Techniques (SMARRT Manual).  (2006)  Butler Institute for Families, University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work. 

Staying Power! Selection Toolkit.  (2009).  Dickinson, N.S., Kersgard, M., Gibson, R., Gori, A., Justice, C.  Jordan Institute for Families, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work

Supervisor Developmental Planning and Support Toolkit.  (2006).  Hamilton & Finnerty.

10 Practices:  A Child Welfare Leader's Desk Guide to Building a High-Performing Agency.  (2015).  Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Turnover Tool Kit.  (2006).  CPS Human Resources Services. 

Workforce Development in Child Welfare:  Summary of Research, State Initiatives and Other Innovations. (2012).  Wilson, D., Puckett, A., and Myslewicz, M.  Casey Family Programs.

Trauma & Brain Injury


Effects of Traumatic Events on Childrendocumentlink - This booklet by Dr. Bruce Perry, is designed to assist team members, e.g., parents, caregivers, teachers, and various professionals working with maltreated and traumatized children.

The Child's Loss: Death, Grief, and Mourninglink. Dr. Perry addresses some of the key issues related to the child's complex set of reactions that often follow traumatic death. Helpful with understanding any grieving child. Very readable question and answer format. Linked from the Child Trauma Academy website and Scholastica.

Child Welfare Child Trauma Tool Kitlink. Downloadable materials designed to teach basic knowledge, skills, and values about working with children who are in the child welfare system and who have experienced traumatic stress. It also teaches how to use this knowledge to support children's safety, permanency, and well-being through case analysis and corresponding interventions tailored for them and their biological and resource families

Maltreatment and the Developing Child: How Early Childhood Experience Shapes Child and Culturedocumentlink. Reasonably short and user friendly article by Dr. Perry. On Center for Children and Families in the Justice System website,

Reading List: National Child Traumatic Stress Networklink. These reading lists of research publications were compiled by experts in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. They include important recent work as well as classic books and articles on topics related to child traumatic stress by Network and other experts in the field.

Childhood Traumatic Grief Educational Materialsdocumentlink. This document defines child traumatic grief and distinguishes it from normal childhood grief following the death. Some key features of child traumatic grief are discussed, along with examples of how it is similar to and different from normal grief. On National Child Traumatic Stress Network site,

CDC Report: Effects of Childhood Stress on Health Across the Lifespadocumentlinkn. Easy to read with key outcomes of ACE study explained. At Center for Disease Control website links on maltreatment,

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE), CDClink. ACE Study is perhaps the largest scientific research study of its kind, analyzing the relationship between multiple categories of childhood trauma (ACEs), and health and behavioral outcomes later in life. On Center for Disease Control website,

Birth Parents with Trauma Histories in the Child Welfare System, NTCSN

Birth Parents with Trauma Histories and the Child Welfare System: A Guide for Resource Parents, NTCSNdocument 

Children and Domestic Violence, 2013, NCTSNdocument

Children and Domestic Violence: Helping Your Child Navigate a Relationship with the Abusive Parentdocument

Children and Domestic Violence: Parent's Self-Care and Self-Reflection, 2014, NTCSN

Complex Trauma: Facts for Caregivers, NCTSN, 2014document 

Complex Trauma: Facts for Service Providers Working with Homeless Youth and Young Adults, 2014, NCTSNdocument

Culture and Trauma Brief, NCTSNdocument

Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard Universitydocument

Finding Your ACE Score, Ace Studydocument

Helping Traumatized Children: A Brief Overview for Caregivers. Child Trauma Academy, 2014document

Resilience Guide for Parents and Teachers, American Psychological

Resilience Trumps ACEs Brochuredocument

Testifying in Court about Trauma: The Court Hearing. NCTSNdocument

Trauma and Resilience:  How Can We Promote Resilience and Recovery for People Who Have Experienced Traumatic Events?document  This is a substantial piece that gives the reader a good overview of trauma and resilience.

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences, Spokane Regional Health Districtdocument

What's Your Resilience Score?document

Birth Injury Guidelink.  Birth Injury Guide is a website that aims to answer questions and assist families with children with birth injuries.  Many educational topics are available, including types of birth injuries, symptoms, causes of birth injuries, how they can be diagnosed, available treatments, prognosis and available assistance programs.

Brain Factslink. Brain Facts is a 96-page primer on the brain and nervous system, published by SFN. Designed for a lay audience as an introduction to neuroscience.


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