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Our mission is to assist States, Tribes, and Territories in developing and implementing comprehensive, multi-faceted diligent recruitment programs in order to achieve improved outcomes, including permanency and placement stability for children and youth in foster care. We provide free technical assistance, publications, and other support to help you recruit, support and develop foster, adoptive and kinship families.

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  • Build data-driven recruitment and retention plans
  • Develop and implement comprehensive diligent recruitment plans and programs
  • Improve retention of foster, adoptive, and kinship families
  • Learn about effective recruitment and retention practices from your peers
  • Partner with community stakeholders to strengthen your recruitment and retention efforts

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Number of U.S. kids in foster care up after long dip

The annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services tallied 402,378 children in the foster care system as of September 30, 2013, up from about 397,000 a year earlier, but still down dramatically from a decade earlier.

October E-Notes: Strategies for working with diverse communities and families

This issue of E-Notes highlights resources that can help you increase cultural competency, implement targeted recruitment and family support efforts for specific populations, and work effectively with diverse populations.

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