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RHF Newsletter 

Newsletter

The Family First Report Card is a call to action for legislators, counties, provider agencies, OCFS, the judiciary and sister systems to do better. In addition to grades for QRTP quality, the court review process and aftercare services, the report lays out System Recommendations that are critical to meet the shared vision for transformative change. View more here.

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KFT eNewsBlast

Keeping Families Together eNewsBlast

The Keeping Families Together Initiative provides technical assistance and grant funding to 9 NY counties to better support families and develop more racially-just practices.

These monthly eNewsBlasts will provide updates from the child welfare field and announcements on upcoming events and opportunities, and most importantly, will be a place for community sharing and learning. View more here.

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Publications

Publications & Perspectives

The Redlich Horwitz Foundation periodically publishes
reports and perspective pieces.

Family First Readiness One Pager

The Family First Report Card is a call to action for legislators, counties, provider agencies, OCFS, the judiciary and sister systems to do better. In addition to grades for QRTP quality, the court review process and aftercare services, the report lays out System Recommendations that are critical to meet the shared vision for transformative change.

RHF and Childfocus strategies

This guide gives counties ideas for how to spend their transition funds to meet their goals to reduce residential placements and increase kinship care.

New York County reform initiative brochure

Learn from three New York counties about their reform initiatives to right-size congregate care and increase kinship foster care. Published in 2018.

This one pager summarizes the Family Transition Fund consulting that began in July 2019 and includes the approach behind the work and progress after the first year of consulting. And visit the related website, FamilyFirstNY.org.

Family First Act Brief

This In-brief provides initial recommendations for provider agencies and counties to prepare for the provisions of the Family First Act.

Foster and Kinship Parent Recruitment Guide

This best practice guide represents consensus in the research on how to effectively recruit and support caregivers.

Older Youth in Foster Care Guide

This guide provides an overview of the importance of relational permanency and describes the Permanency Pact program at Good Shepherd Services.

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