Administration for Children and Families

Resource: New PSA Series, “Firsts”

This series of PSAs highlights the importance of adopting teens from foster care and emphasizes the many “firsts” families experience when adopting a teen from foster care. 

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

This toolkit provides guidance and examples that illustrate the Youth Welfare approach for working with youth in foster care.

Share with Youth: Youth Speak Out: Shared Experiences Help Rural Youth Leaders Connect

This podcast features rural youth leaders who were once homeless or in foster care offering advice on how to engage vulnerable rural youth.

Report: Pretesting a Human Trafficking Screening Tool in the Child Welfare and Runaway and Homeless Youth Systems

This report summarizes a study to develop and pretest a Human Trafficking Screening Tool with 600 youth involved in the runaway and homeless youth or child welfare systems.

Resource: An Unlikely Partnership: Strengthening Families Touched by Incarceration Video

Based on an innovative partnership, this film highlights how investment in strong, nurturing, parent-child relationships can reduce recidivism and keep parents from reoffending.