New grant opportunity focuses on collaborative strategies for meeting the emotional needs of youth and families in child welfare

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The Children’s Bureau recently awarded  a cooperative agreement for the National  Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare to the University of  Maryland, School of Social Work, Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children.

The goal of this 5-year project is to provide opportunities for local jurisdictions to have a coordinated and supported strategy to effectively and collaboratively address the emotional and behavioral needs of children, youth, and families served in the child welfare system.

Child welfare systems in states, tribes, and the District of Columbia are invited to apply jointly with their State public mental health system (child and adolescent division). Implementing sites can be a single city or region. The RFA will provide in-depth information about organizational support for sites, content for the integrated learning tracks, participant expectations, and site selection processes.

The Request for Applications (RFA) will be issued in late June and posted on the National Center website. An informational webinar will be held in mid-July 2014. 

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