When to Make A PPS Referral

This resource includes details on when to make referrals to the Indiana Department of Child Services for clinical resources, education, international and cultural affairs, the special needs adoption program, and more. Author(s): Indiana Department of Child Services Topic(s): Academic Skills, Indiana, Positive Youth Development, Trauma & Trauma-Informed Practice Resource Type: Factsheet / Guide Recommended Audience(s): Agency […]

Indiana DCS Education Liaison Behavioral Toolkit

This toolkit includes information on how to create a safe and positive classroom environment, behavioral charts and progress monitoring examples, examples of positive reinforcers, information on emotional regulation, and tips for parents. Author(s): Indiana Department of Child Services Topic(s): Academic Skills, Indiana, Positive Youth Development, Trauma & Trauma-Informed Practice Resource Type: Toolkit Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders […]

Developmental Expectations for School Age Children

This brochure contains expectations for school-aged children at different grade levels, including developmental traits and academic requisites. A child’s progress is individual to them, and different children develop at different rates so there will be exceptions, especially for children who have experienced trauma. However, the following lists are general expectations for the average child’s progress […]

New Mexico Leads in Supporting System-Involved Youth, Implementing ESSA

After passing two new bills in January and February of this year, state legislators say New Mexico is leading the way in ensuring educational stability for students who have been affected by homelessness and the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Bolstered by the involvement of young people with experience within these systems, the two bills […]

Governor Signs Bills For Students In State’s Care

Gov. Susana Martinez has signed two bills that will improve support for students in the state’s care. The legislation was developed in collaboration with young people who have had foster care or juvenile justice experience and their insights were critical to ensuring this legislation would provide meaningful help for system-involved students. Click here to read the […]

2016/2017 Prevention Resource Guide

The 2016/2017 Prevention Resource Guide offers great strength-based tip sheets and Protective Factors in Practice exercises to help build communities and hope for parents when faced with everyday challenging situations.  Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway Publication Date: 2017 Topic(s): Trauma and Trauma-Informed Practice Resource Type: URL Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals; Caregivers and Education […]

Child Welfare Enacted Legislation Database

The database on this page allows you to search 2012-2016 enacted child welfare legislation in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico by state, topic, keyword, status and/or primary author. Topics include adoption, child fatality/near fatality, child protection, child sex trafficking, courts and legal representation, disproportionality, education of children in foster care, […]

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