Welcome to Children's Services Practice Notes, a newsletter designed to enhance the practice of North Carolina's child welfare workers by providing them with information about research and practice models.

Practice Notes is sponsored by the North Carolina Division of Social Services and the Family and Children's Resource Program, part of the Jordan Institute for Families and the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In summarizing recent research, we try to give you new ideas for refining your practice. However, this publication is not intended to replace regular supervision and peer consultation—only to enhance them.

Current Issue

Vol. 19, No. 3: Attachment and Child Welfare Practice

Past Issues

Vol. 19, No. 2: NC Focuses on Timely Permanence
Vol. 19, No. 1: Making Quality Assessments in Child Welfare
Vol. 18, No. 3: Family Reunification in North Carolina
Vol. 18, No. 2: Preventing Child Maltreatment
Vol. 18, No. 1: Child Neglect: Impact and Interventions
Vol. 17, No. 3: Child Welfare Practice with Adolescents
Vol. 17, No. 2: Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice
Vol. 17, No. 1: Prescription Drugs and Child Welfare Practice
Vol. 16, No. 3: Achieving Permanence through Adoption
Vol. 16, No. 2: Strengthening Child Protective Services Intake
Vol. 16, No. 1: Engaging and Supporting Relative Caregivers
Vol. 15, No. 3: Striving for Excellence in Supervision
Vol. 15, No. 2: Being a Wise Consumer of Services for Families
Vol. 15, No. 1: Increasing Our Focus on Visits
Vol. 14, No. 3: Child Welfare's Response to Diversity
Vol. 14, No. 2: Child Welfare Practice and Data: Making the Connection
Vol. 14, No. 1: Accomplishments and Continuing Challenges
Vol. 13, No. 3: Finding Families for Children in Foster Care
Vol. 13, No. 2: Supervisors and the Future of Child Welfare
Vol. 13, No. 1: Enhancing Child and Family Team Meetings
Vol. 12, No. 4: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and the Courts
Vol. 12, No. 3: Child Welfare Practice in Rural North Carolina
Vol. 12, No. 2: Update on Foster Care in North Carolina
Vol. 12, No. 1: Child Welfare Worker Retention
Vol. 11, No. 4: Promoting School Success for Children Involved with the Child Welfare System
Vol. 11, No. 3: Outcomes and Child Welfare
Vol. 11, No. 2: Working with American Indian Families
Vol. 11, No. 1: Father Involvement in Child Welfare
Vol. 10, No. 3: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Vol. 10, No. 2: Meth and Family-Centered Child Welfare Practice
Vol. 10, No. 1: Supporting Adoptive Families
Vol. 9, No. 4: Data and Child Welfare Practice
Vol. 9, No. 3: Enhancing Collaboration between Child Welfare and Work First (TANF)
Vol. 9, No. 2: Child Welfare Practice with Parents Who Have Cognitive Limitations
Vol. 9, No. 1: Family-Centered Supervision in Child Welfare
Vol. 8, No. 3: Domestic Violence and Child Welfare Services
Vol. 8, No. 2: Child and Family Team Meetings in Child Welfare in North Carolina
Vol. 8, No. 1: Forensic Interviewing and Child Welfare in North Carolina
Vol. 7, No. 4: Multiple Response and the Family-Centered Approach to CPS
Vol. 7, No. 3: Working with Latino Families
Vol. 7, No. 2: Working with Juvenile Sex Offenders
Vol. 7, No. 1: Working with Children with Parents in Prison
Vol. 6, No. 3: Child Maltreatment Fatalities
Vol. 6, No. 2: African American Children in the Child Welfare System
Vol. 6, No. 1: Termination of Parental Rights
Vol. 5, No. 4: Parent-Child Visits
Vol. 5, No. 3: Preparing for Your Day in Court

Vol. 5, No. 2: Child Sexual Abuse and Child Welfare

Vol. 5, No. 1: Child Welfare and Family Support
Vol. 4, No. 4: Substance Abuse in Child Welfare
Vol. 4, No. 3: Turnover in Child Welfare
Vol. 4, No. 2: Mental Health Issues in Child Welfare
Vol. 4, No. 1: Cultural Competency in Child Welfare
Vol. 3, No. 2: A Look at Safety in Social Work
Vol. 3, No. 1: Promoting Resiliency in Families and Children
Vol. 2, No. 4: Separation and Attachment
Vol. 2, No. 3: Helping Children with Special Needs, Part II
Vol. 2, No. 2: Helping Children with Special Needs
Vol. 2, No. 1: Neglect - Search for Interventions
Vol. 1, No. 4: Prevention in Child Welfare, Part II
Vol. 1, No. 3: Prevention in Child Welfare
Vol. 1, No. 2: Kinship Care and Permanency Planning
Vol. 1, No. 1: Teen Pregnancy

Sponsors

Visit the sponsors of Children's Services Practice Notes.

North Carolina  Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services, Child Welfare Services Section
Jordan Institute for Families
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work

Practice Notes Staff

Children's Services Practice Notes is funded by the North Carolina Division of Social Services and produced by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Each issue is reviewed by representatives of the North Carolina Division of Social Services' Child Welfare Section and by experts in the topics addressed.

Editorial Staff and Contributors to Practice Notes

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Fostering Perspectives, Views on Foster Care and Adoption in North Carolina
Training Matters, North Carolina's Child Welfare Training Newsletter

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