The Children’s Bureau has created some new online resources on parental mental health and the child welfare system. Research has indicated that children of parents or caregivers with mental health needs have higher rates of involvement in the child welfare system. The resources were developed by Kim Halfgott and the team at the Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health, which is part of the Children’s Bureau Training and Technical Assistance Network. The resources include promising practices for screening and treatment, tools and training, fact sheets, web sites, and research to better understand how the mental health and the child welfare systems can work together to support parents and caregivers with mental health needs.
The resources can be found on a new section of the Technical Assistance Partnership website: http://www.tapartnership.org/content/childWelfare/publications.php?id=topic17