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Webinar: Parents Anonymous® Study Shows Reductions in Abuse

| NCCD

In a recent webinar, staff from NCCD and Parents Anonymous® discussed an NCCD study that found some encouraging reductions in child abuse and maltreatment outcomes for Parents Anonymous® participants in two southern California counties. A two-page summary of the study is available here.

| NCCD

A recent NCCD study of Parents Anonymous® found some encouraging reductions in child abuse and maltreatment outcomes for Parents Anonymous® participants in two southern California counties. You can also watch a recording of a webinar discussion of the study here.

| NCCD

NCCD conducted a survey to assess system-level responses to the COVID-19 pandemic by justice and child welfare agencies. The survey, open for eight weeks, was answered by 185 respondents from 20 states and Australia. Responses represented the views of staff from juvenile and adult probation and parole departments, juvenile and adult residential detention facilities (including jails and prisons at the adult level), and child welfare agencies.

Respondents were asked about their agencies’ responses to the pandemic, including safety measures taken to protect staff and clients, problems encountered and remedies employed, and needed resources. The results of the survey are presented here. A summary of the results can be found here.

| NCCD

NCCD conducted a survey to assess system-level responses to the COVID-19 pandemic by justice and child welfare agencies. The survey, open for eight weeks, was answered by 185 respondents from 20 states and Australia. Responses represented the views of staff from juvenile and adult probation and parole departments, juvenile and adult residential detention facilities (including jails and prisons at the adult level), and child welfare agencies.

Respondents were asked about their agencies’ responses to the pandemic, including safety measures taken to protect staff and clients, problems encountered and remedies employed, and needed resources. A summary of the results are presented here. Additional survey results can be found here.

| NCCD

The Team Decision Making (TDM) model is an evidence-supported approach to quickly bringing together the important people in a child's life when a safety threat suggests a child may need
to be separated from parents. The TDM model has proven, tangible benefits for children when implemented.

| NCCD

During physical distancing, more parent and child contact is taking place via videoconferencing technology. In many jurisdictions, virtual meetings are playing a crucial role to assess parents’ and children’s readiness for potential reunification. Video visits present new challenges and new opportunities. Families may be experiencing new stressors related to the coronavirus pandemic and visits over video.

| NCCD

NCCD and Third Sector are partnering to help child welfare agencies maximize federal revenue by meeting the requirements of the Family First Prevention Services Act. Along with qualifying for funding, working to meet these stringent requirements offers agencies the opportunity to better align needs and services and to improve the outcomes for those they serve. This new resource outlines how NCCD and Third Sector can help agencies to develop plans that create robust data infrastructure, responsive contracts, and intensive community engagement.

| NCCD

Though in-person participation in family team meetings is preferred, current circumstances may necessitate remote meetings. This guidance can help child welfare agencies and family team meeting facilitators adhere to local recommendations while still using best practices for family team meetings. It is not intended to replace local policy, protocols, or guidance.

| NCCD

The supervision and support of social workers is more important than ever, as many agencies are forced to change expectations during the current crisis. This resource offers best practices to supervisors when physical distancing—between both supervisees and clients—is a reality.   

| NCCD

The NCCD Children’s Research Center offers a number of tips for conducting safety assessment and planning during the current health care crisis. 

| NCCD

The County of San Diego began an effort in 2015 to achieve more timely family reunification by using a portion of its Title IV-E waiver funds to invest in a promising approach to parent/child visits: Family Visit Coaching, which is based on the Visit Coaching model developed by Marty Beyer, PhD.

| NCCD

To receive funding under the Family First Prevention Services Act, jurisdictions must establish an evidence base for programs designed to prevent children from entering foster care. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) allows jurisdictions to contract with an independent reviewer to document the evidence base for programs that have not yet been rated by the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse. Read about NCCD’s independent technical reviews here.