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NC DSS Child Protective Services
The Child Protective Services program strives to ensure safe, permanent, nurturing families for children by protecting them from abuse and neglect while attempting to preserve the family unit.
NC Division of Social Services
This division works in cooperation with the Social Services Commission, the 100 local Department of Social Services and other public and private entities to protect children, strengthen families, and help all North Carolinians to achieve maximum self-sufficiency.
The NC Ready Schools Initiative is an on-going, multi-partner effort led by the North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc./Smart Start (NCPC) in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Office of Early Learning (OEL) to ensure that every child is supported, learning, and progressing across the PreK-3 continuum.
NC Child Welfare Services
An extensive webliography of North Carolina child welfare resources.
WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. It is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, commonly referred to as the WIC Program.
Understanding Child and Family Welfare by
Call Number: HV713 .C666 2012
Publication Date: 2012-02-15
"This book crosses international boundaries to explore contemporary child and family welfare practices. It traces the major changes and challenges in Western practice over the past decade, looks at evidence-informed practice, and focuses on the generic phases of the statutory process, including assessing risk and finding safe solutions"--Provided by publisher.
Administration for Children and Families
The agency responsible for Federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.
Office of Child Support Enforcement
Agency responsible for the enforcement of the various federal child support law, including the Child Support Performance and Incentive Act of 1998. With links to the appropriate State and Local child support enforcement agencies, and explanations of getting and maintaining child support through court orders.
ACF agency responsible for Head Start and Early Head Start programs, which serve children from low income families, from birth to age 5, and including pregnant women, and their families.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
This site connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. It features the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
Federal Laws on Child Welfare
Federal laws have a significant impact on how States fund and deliver child protection, child welfare, and adoption programs and services. This web page includes publications and resources on Federal laws and policies related to child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.
Child Welfare League of America
CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families since 1920. Our expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children in all 50 states. Our impact is felt worldwide.
International Forum for Child Welfare
Our mission is to work for children worldwide to improve the quality of their lives, and to enhance opportunities for the development of their full potential.