Expanding The Family Circle


Related Links

The following links assist in locating resources or requesting materials related to the training and include links to organizations that were involved in the development or implementation of the training.

National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (NRCFCPPP)
Email:  tserdjen@hunter.cuny.edu
URL:  www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/

NRCFCPPP provides training, technical assistance, and information to child welfare agencies. They also publish news, publications, statistics, and state contact information on their website.  The Family Group Conference webcasts used in the Expanding the Family Circle Training were obtained from NRCFCPPP.

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
URL: www.nicwa.org/

The National Indian Child Welfare Association provides publications, training and information concerning the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. 

New York State Office for Children & Family Services (OCFS)
URL: www.ocfs.state.ny.us/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/.../New-York-State-Office-of-Children-and-Family-Services/26823922752

The New York State Office for Children & Family Services was an important partner in the development and implementation of the Expanding the Family Circle curriculum and training.  They provide many resources to the State of New York including information on preventing child abuse, services for families and mandated reporter training.

OCFS’ Native American Services
URL: www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/nas/

The Office of Native American Services at the Office of Children and Family Services (formerly the Bureau of Indian Affairs) provides training and informational resources for caseworkers and other professionals who work with Native American children.  They produced the DVD and the “Indian Child Welfare Act Desk Aid” used in Module 3 of the Expanding the Family Circle training.

The Children’s Bureau Informational Gateway

Email: cb_express@childwelfare.gov
URL: http://cbexpress.acf.hhs.gov/index

Children's Bureau Express is designed to provide information and articles for professionals concerned with child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption. It is supported by the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and published by Child Welfare Information Gateway.

National Multicultural Institute
URL: www.nmci.org/

The National Multicultural Institute is a private, not-for-profit organization designed to provide training and consultation in cultural competence and diversity for individuals and organizations.  EFC team members attended NMCI conferences and trainings to improve their knowledge and training skills.

New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV)
URL:  www.opdv.state.ny.us/

OPDV provides information, training and consultation on issues related to domestic violence. OPDV provided handbooks which were distributed to caseworkers on domestic violence issues in child welfare. OPDV staff reviewed the EFC curriculum to assure it is consistent with New York State’s training on domestic violence for caseworkers.


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