Early Childhood Workgroup
Foster Care/Adoptive/Kinship Workgroup
Regional Service System Workgroup
Strengthening Families Practice Model
- Family Engagement
- Purposeful Visitation
- Family Centered Assessment
- Supervision and Management
- Initial and Ongoing Assessments of Safety and Risk
- Effective Case Planning
- Individualizing Services
- implementing strength-based family policy, practice and programs;
- applying the neuroscience of early childhood and adolescent development;
- expanding trauma-informed practice and culture;
- addressing racial inequities in all areas of our practice;
- building new community and agency partnerships;
- improving leadership, management, supervision and accountability; and
- becoming a learning organization.
- Prevention - fewer families need DCF Services
- Children remain safely at home, whenever possible and appropriate
- Children who must come into DCF care achieve more timely permanency.
- Improved child well-being - All children in our care and custody are healthy, safe and learning; that they are successful in and out of school, and that we help them find and advance their special talents and to give something back to their communities.
- Youth who transition from DCF are better prepared for adulthood.