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  Informational & Practice Publications, Resources, & Tools    

For Child Welfare Professionals

  • Caseworker Visits with Families
    This National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC) information packet explores caseworker visits with families in foster care, provides related facts and statistics, discusses relevant legislation and policies, and presents an overview of best practices and model programs.  The publication concludes with a list of online resources for additional information. Written by Teija Sudol. (July 2009)


  Training & Curricula    


  Teleconferences, Webinars, Webcasts & Videos    
  • Addressing the Use of Caseworker Visit Funds
    The Children’s Bureau, the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC), and the National Resource Center for In-Home Services hosted this webinar to address the use of caseworker visit funds (in keeping with the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act).  This webinar took place for State Foster Care Managers and Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program Grantee Managers.  Gail Collins, Director, Division of Program Implementation, Children’s Bureau, offered a policy overview and a brief overview of the caseworker data that States submitted from FY 2007-2011.  Representatives from New York and Georgia shared State examples, presenting on their use of Caseworker Visit Funds.  The webinar concluded with a question and answer/discussion period. (July 26, 2012)
  • Enhancing Worker-Child and Worker-Parent Visits in Order to Achieve Child Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being
    The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC) and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) hosted this teleconference on worker-child and worker-parent visiting.  Presenters provided an overview of critical factors in relationship building and engagement, State efforts to enhance worker visits, and enhancing worker visiting from a tribal perspective.  Available Training and Technical Assistance resources were also discussed and the teleconference concluded with a question and answer period.  (March 2005)

*Many of these resources were developed previously by the National Resource Center for
Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC).

  Informational & Practice Publications, Resources, & Tools    

For Child Welfare Professionals

  • Getting To Outcomes® for Home Visiting 
    Published by the RAND Corporation and prepared for the State of New Mexico, this toolkit aims to support the implementation of home visiting programs.  It describes a 10-step process that helps empower groups to better plan, implement, and evaluate home visiting programs, with the goal of achieving the best possible outcomes.  The model presented in this manual is meant to provide specific guidance, yet be flexible enough to facilitate any home visiting program.  It also includes checklists, tools, tips, and additional helpful resources. (2013)
  State Examples    
  • Kansas:  Preparing for Caseworker Visits – Monthly Individual Contact Form & FAQs
    The Kansas Youth Advisory Council developed these tools to help youth prepare for visits with their caseworkers.  The Monthly Individual Contact Form (PPS 3061) and Monthly Individual Contact FAQs (PPS 3061A) are available in English and Spanish on the Kansas Department for Children and Families website. (July 2012)
  • MinnesotaTraining Videos Demonstrate Best Practices for Caseworker Visits
    Frequent, quality visits by caseworkers with children in foster care are essential to their safety and well-being at all ages.  At each developmental stage, their needs change, and so does the focus of the visit.  These nine brief videos from the Minnesota Department of Human Services each provide best practice suggestions for different scenarios involving foster children. (Updated April 2014)
  • Wisconsin:
    Caseworker Face-to-Face Contact Requirements for Children and Juveniles in Out-of-Home Placement 
    Regular and consistent face-to-face contacts by a child’s caseworker that are focused on the goals established in the case plan directly impacts positive outcomes for children and juveniles, including the management of safety, timely achievement of permanence, and improved well-being.  This policy by the Wisconsin DCF, establishes the requirement for caseworkers to have face-to-face contact at least once each and every full calendar month with children and juveniles who are living in an out-of-home placement. Additionally, this policy directs agencies on how to document information about the caseworker’s face-to-face contact in eWiSACWIS. (2012)



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