How Have Some Child Protection Agencies Successfully Recruited and Retained Resource Families?

Placement with kin is not always possible for endangered children who need to be removed from their homes, so child protection agencies utilize resource families. This research-to-practice brief highlights different approaches used to recruit and retain resource families. The brief covers three jurisdictions that have a high rate of family-based placements and a low rate of congregate care setting placements for children in need of protection: the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, and the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families.

Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
February, 2021
Date: 
February 2021
Source: 
Partner Resources
State: 
New Jersey
Oklahoma
Washington
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Welfare
  • Special Populations
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