Continuous Quality Improvement in Child Welfare Services
Our newest Communities of Practice website includes resources, videos and accompanying workbooks related to implementing CQI in CWS. To learn more about the CQI series, watch our brief introductory video.

Innovations in Implementing SOP
Read our latest case study on SOP implementation in San Joaquin County.

Training to Promote Critical Thinking Skills for Determining Children's Safety
Read our latest article published in the Journal of Social Work Education.

Adult Protective Services
Visit our new APS Communities of Practice website.

Communities of Practice
Visit our COP page to access sites related to Coaching, CQI, Katie A., Child Welfare Leadership and SOP.

New Federal Outcome Measures Overview
Click here to view the recorded webinar.

Approved Relative Caregiver Funding Option Program
Click here to view the recorded webinar covering this new funding program.

Special Issues in Kinship Care: A Webinar Series
Available in our webinars section, this series covers seven distinct topics related to kinship care.

Reaching Out Winter 2015
Our new issue of Reaching Out provides a comprehensive review of Safety Organized Practice, including strategies, skills, implementation efforts and perspectives from counties and child welfare professionals who have championed SOP.

Implementing Coaching in Child Welfare Practice
Watch the latest video from the Academy about the benefits of using coaching as an effective, hands-on learning model in child welfare practice.

Social Media Management for Child Welfare Leaders
This recorded webinar provides child welfare leaders with information on how to best use social media in practice, as well as guide staff in their use of this powerful emerging tool. Log in to the webinar here.

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The Coaching Toolkit for Child Welfare Practice
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