E-Notes, the monthly newsletter from the National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment at AdoptUSKids.
Sometimes the right article or publication can provide just the spark you need to move forward with a recruitment or support strategy. This month’s newsletter highlights a variety of NRCDR tools and publications that you may find helpful.
Highlighted NRCDR resources
Planning a diligent recruitment approach
The Diligent Recruitment Navigator is a tool that helps guide states, tribes, and territories through the process of developing a comprehensive, multi-faceted diligent recruitment program. The Navigator can be customized to include suggestions that are specifically tailored to your child welfare system’s structure.
A new Cherokee Nation Human Resources policy aims to assist employees when they become foster parents. Full-time employees will receive five additional days of paid leave when a Cherokee child is placed in their Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare certified home.
The annual Child Welfare Outcomes report has been released by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The report provides information on national performance as well as the performance of individual states in seven child welfare outcome categories.
NRCDR closing at the end of September
As you may have already heard, the National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment (NRCDR) at AdoptUSKids will be closing on September 30, 2017. Beginning October 1, all diligent recruitment work (tailored, constituency, and universal services) will be overseen by the Capacity Building Collaborative’s Center for States and Center for Tribes. Both the NRCDR and the Capacity Building Centers want to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for NRCDR service recipients throughout the transition process and are coordinating closely on existing projects to ensure there is no gap in service delivery.
We will share additional details over the next several weeks about the continued availability of our online materials. Please let us know if you have any questions. We thank you for your partnership in enhancing diligent recruitment across the nation and for your work on behalf of children, youth, and families.
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