National Center for Child Welfare Curriculum Development on Evidence-based Practices
Develop and implement a collaborative approach to addressing the mental health needs of children and youth in the child welfare system
The National Center was established in October 2013 to implement Partnering for Success, an integrated, sustainable, cross-systems workforce competency model to improve mental health outcomes for child welfare-involved children and youth. Partnering with agencies, the Center aims to build the capacity of public child welfare and mental health front-line workforces, as well as leadership from both systems, to implement trauma-informed, evidence-based practices through specialized learning, clinical and peer consultation, coaching and organizational support in select jurisdictions. We have continued to expand our work through partnerships with human services organizations and systems across the country to promote and enhance internal capacity to successfully implement a range of organizational and workforce capacity building components that are practical and sustainable.