Publications, Tools and Resources

CFF has published nationally distributed monographs and multiple white papers on topics related to child welfare, substance abuse, and the courts, and have responded to hundreds of requests for information from national, State, and local jurisdictions as well as researchers and consumers.


The following monograghs, articles, websites, presentations, and reports about the ten bridges of system linkages, target groups, tools, and systems reform have been identifed as key resources. The list contains materials developed by CFF staff as well as fellow experts from child welfare, substance abuse treatment, and the courts. Learn more about the 10 Element Framework.

  • Underlyling Values and Principles of Collaborative Relationships
  • Daily Practice: Client Screening and Assessment
  • Daily Practice: Client Engagement and Retention
  • Daily Practice: Services to Children
  • Joint Accountability and Shared Outcomes
  • Information Sharing and Data Systems
  • Training and Staff Development
  • Budgeting and Program Sustainability
  • Working with With Related Agencies
  • Working with the Community and Supporting Families
  • Target Groups
  • Tools
  • Systems Reform

View list of Publications.

Children's Policy Reform

Includes monographs, articles, reports and presentations on issues related to children, youth, families developed by CFF.

Learn more about Children's Policy Reform.

Collaborative Practice Tools

CFF helps child welfare agencies, substance abuse treatment providers, and dependency courts to establish cross-system collaboration that sets the stage for positive outcomes. To carry out this work, CFFhas developed a set of policy tools that support the framework.

Learn more about Collaborative Practice Tools.

Related Links

Includes websites and resource pages under the following categories:

  • Federal Government
  • Stat and Local Government/Associations
  • Child Welfare Research and Policy
  • Poverty/Welfare Reform Research and Policy
  • Substance Abuse Research and Policy

View list of Related Links.