Publications & Perspectives
The foundation periodically publishes reports and perspective pieces that aggregate knowledge, best practices, and case studies from across the country and with a NY lens. We believe that implementation of the federal Family First Prevention Services Act will require large-scale practice and policy changes for providers, counties and the state. More resources and tools from a variety of sources are forthcoming throughout the year.
This guide gives counties ideas for how to spend their transition funds to meet their goals to reduce residential placements and increase kinship care.
This In-brief provides initial recommendations for provider agencies and counties to prepare for the provisions of the Family First Act.
Learn from three New York counties about their reform initiatives to right-size congregate care and increase kinship foster care. And visit the related website, FamilyFirstNY.org.
This guide provides an overview of the importance of relational permanency and describes the Permanency Pact program at Good Shepherd Services.
This best practice guide represents consensus in the research on how to effectively recruit and support caregivers.
In an effort to build knowledge and spur collaboration, RHF hosts convenings throughout NY that bring together child-welfare leaders, policymakers, frontline staff and subject-matter experts to deepen improvement efforts across the state. The foundation views these meetings as a critical element of its overall strategy to catalyze progress in partnership with changemakers across the state.
James Czarniak (Onondaga County), Janet O'Keefe (Suffolk County), & Heidi Epstein (American Bar Association Center on Children and Law) on family centered practice to reduce residential care use and stays.
Corey Best (Birth Parent National Network) & China Darrington (XIX Recovery Support Services) on Birth Parents as partners in case planning, services, and successful reunification.
Innovations, Practice Improvements and More - Nassau County.
Raymond Toomer (Administration for Children's Services) & Justin Lee (Casey Family Programs) on NYC's journey to identify case and systems level bottlenecks and barriers that impede children from achieving permanency.
In our latest newsletter, we focus on the Family First Readiness Kick-Off Convening we held in July to launch the TA work with 19 NYS counties. View more here.
Past Issues (2015-2019)