Administration for Children and Families

Report: Building Co-Regulation Capacity to Support Positive Development for Youth with Foster Care Experience

This report builds from a body of work that describes how self-regulation can be applied as a framework for promoting health and well-being for youth through co-regulation.

Building Staff Co-Regulation to Support Healthy Relationships in Youth: A Guide for Practitioners

This guide begins by explaining how self-regulation underlies success in many areas of life and why adolescence is a crucial time for caring adults—like HMRE and other youth-serving practitioners—to offer self-regulation support.

Measuring Co-Regulation: A Draft Tool for Observing Educators in Youth-Serving Programs

This brief describes a draft observation tool that was developed and piloted as part of a formative study to translate theory about co-regulation into practice in youth-serving Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) programs.

Resources for Professionals and Others Supporting Young People During Times of Uncertainty

This webpage from the Child Welfare Information Gateway shares resources on how professionals and other caring adults can support young people who are in their care during times of uncertainty.

Opportunity for Involvement: ALL-IN Challenge

This public engagement opportunity is seeking for the public to commit to an activity that supports children/youth or their caregivers and then sharing a picture or video of themselves with the ALL IN sign on their social media.

Resource: Tip Sheets on Everyday Parenting Topics

These tip sheets are designed for service providers to share with parents and caregivers in the context of a particular concern or question. They can be downloaded individually or as a packet in English and Spanish.

Resource: Protective Factors in Practice: Training Tool for Identifying Family Strengths

This resource provides scenarios that illustrate how multiple protective factors support and strengthen families who are experiencing stress.

Resource: National Adoption Recruitment Campaign

This national campaign promotes adoption from foster care and raises awareness of the more than 123,000 children and teens who are waiting to be adopted. This year’s campaign includes videos, radio, digital, and print ads that highlight stories from families who have adopted from foster care and showcase the many moments that make adopting a teen rewarding.