AdoptUSKids Releases New Publication on Support Services

One of our country’s most respected child welfare organizations published a report that’s bound to be of interest to adoption professionals and adoptive parents alike.

support-matters-resource-guide-1Our friends at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) clued us into this new resource and we wanted to be sure to share it with all of our blog readers. Here’s what NACAC had to say about the report:

“In the new AdoptUSKids publication, ‘Support Matters: Lessons from the Field on Services for Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Care Families,’ state and tribal child welfare managers and administrators and staff of family support organizations will find:

  • Information about how promising support services can help with both recruitment and support of adoptive, foster, and kinship care families, including information on 17 evidence-based or evidence-informed therapeutic services and techniques that have been used in conjunction with support services to help create healthier families
  • Data about the value of support services for children, families, and administrators
  • Tools and guidance administrators can use to assess the needs of adoptive, foster, and kinship care families in their communities
  • Information gathered from research and from leaders in the field about implementing support services, including forming public/private partnerships, accessing funding, assessing a program’s ability to engage families, and evaluating how services make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families”

To access the report, please click here: Support Matters