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Our work 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.

We Can Help You
  • 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

News and Announcements

February E-Notes: 5 Quick Ways to Prepare for APSRs

In this issue of E-Notes, we offer suggestions for updating your Annual Progress and Services Reports (APSRs) and provide information on an upcoming webinar and peer-to-peer meeting.

January E-Notes: Strengthening Partnerships with Families

This issue of E-Notes offers resources, strategies, and ideas from the field for strengthening partnerships between child welfare systems and resource families.

December E-Notes: Strengthening community partnerships

In this issue of E-Notes, we provide a variety of tools and resources to support successful community partnerships, including ideas from the field and highlights from Diligent Recruitment Grant projects.

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