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Report

Chapin Hall Child and Family Policy Forum: Children Whose Parents Have Experienced Childhood Trauma — Challenges, Obligations, and Reasonable Efforts for Reunification

In this forum, we discussed findings from a Chapin Hall report in which researchers identified a subset of parents involved with the child welfare system who have extensive childhood trauma experiences and face multiple challenges […]

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Publication

Reviewing State Housing Policy With a Child-Centered Lens: Opportunities for Engagement and Intervention

This analysis provides a broad overview of state housing policy with a particular focus on policies that help remediate child poverty, promote family and residential stability for children, and help families access communities of opportunity […]

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Policy Paper

A Barrier to Child Welfare Reform: The Supreme Court’s Flexible Approach to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(5) and Granting Relief to States in Institutional Reform Litigation

In a recent decision, Horne v. Flores, the Court demanded a broader and more flexible application of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (Rule) 60(b)(5). In doing so, the Court opened the door for states to […]

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Children's Mental Health

Medicaid and CHIP FAQs: Funding for the New Adult Group, Coverage of Former Foster Care Children and CHIP Financing

This brief answers questions concerning federal funding of the new adult group under Medicaid, health coverage of former foster care children, and Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) financing. To read the full report, please click […]

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Publication

In-Home Services in Child Welfare

Provides an overview of child welfare in-home services and examines issues related to service delivery, funding, and program evaluation. The brief is designed to provide child welfare administrators, policymakers, and related professionals with information about […]