Resource: Toolkit for Embracing a "Youth Welfare" System: A Guide to Capacity Building

Agencies & Departments : 
Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Children's Bureau

This toolkit from the Child Welfare Information Gateway’s Capacity Building Center for States provides guidance and examples that illustrate the Youth Welfare approach for working with youth in foster care. The Youth Welfare approach recommends shifting from a child-focused system that is reactive, case plan-driven, and protection-focused to a more youth-focused system that is proactive, youth-driven, developmentally-framed, and normalcy-oriented. Learn more.