The Grantee Connection - June 2019

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The Grantee Connection


June 2019 | Issue 1   


The Grantee Connection is a quarterly digest featuring new and noteworthy products, information, and lessons learned from select Children's Bureau discretionary grants to inform research, capacity building, and program improvement efforts.

Featured Grantees


Responding to Human Trafficking

Grants to Address Trafficking Within the Child Welfare Population: Nine 5-year grants were awarded in 2014 to develop their child welfare systems’ response to human trafficking.


Read the latest newsletter from Connecticut's Human Anti-trafficking Response Team (HART) and a new article, Stopping Human Trafficking on the Law Enforcement Front Lines, written by and for law enforcement partners. 

Learn more about this project: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and their partner, Project No Rest, have developed a video and training guide on labor trafficking.

Photo provided by Connecticut's HART

Preventing Youth Homelessness

Implementation Grants to Develop a Model Intervention for Youth/Young Adults With Child Welfare Involvement At-Risk of Homelessness: Six 3-year grants were awarded in 2015 to refine and implement plans to prevent youth homelessness among young people with child welfare involvement. 


Read about Federal and local efforts to support young people through the Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH) multi-phase grant program, strengthening grantee capacity through technical assistance, and strategies for youth engagement in service planning.

Learn more about this project: This multiphase project is based on the Federal Framework to End Youth Homelessness. 

Photo provided by Bravehearts and The Children's Village 

Strengthening Families Experiencing Domestic Violence

Quality Improvement Center on Child Welfare Involved Children and Families Experiencing Domestic Violence: One 5-year grant was awarded in 2016 to develop system interventions to improve outcomes for children and families experiencing domestic violence. 

Futures Without Violence National Advisory Council

Read about a new adult and child survivor-centered approach to working with families affected by domestic violence as well as guidance on building essential protective factors, both developed by the Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW).

Learn more about this project: The QIC-DVCW is supporting research and capacity-building projects across the country.

Photo provided by Futures Without Violence

Supporting Families Affected by Substance Use

Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse: Ten 3-year grants were awarded  in 2018 to develop interagency collaborations to improve outcomes for children affected by a caregiver's substance use.


Read about two models of support for families affected by substance use in this technical assistance brief developed by the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, the programmatic technical assistance provider for regional partnership grants (RPG). 

Learn more about this project: View a map of RPG program sites and read about the national cross-site evaluation.

Photo provided by National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare 

Grantee Tool

Developed by the National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption & Guardianship Support and Preservation, this brief provides practical information on data sharing between child welfare agencies and other entities, including what a data use agreement is, when it is necessary, and tips for successful data collection. 

Data Sharing in Child Welfare


Resources From

Child Welfare Information Gateway
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Interagency Collaboration to Address Human Trafficking 

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Impact on Domestic Violence

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Building Partnerships to Support Stable Housing for Child Welfare-Involved Families and Youth

Read the publication


Grantee News & Updates

  • The Capacity Building Collaborative Center for Tribes launched a new website with tools and resources for Tribal child welfare professionals.
  • The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute has selected four new jurisdictions and three Tribal child welfare programs as Workforce Excellence sites.


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