Family Resource Centers

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Is ‘Feel Good’ Really Such a Bad Thing?

In Jacksonville, Florida, Family Support Services' solid reputation, attention to the detail of building relationships, and its plan for a new Family Resource Center make it likely to be a success, writes Paul DiLorenzo.


Texas Invests $1 Million in Family Resource Centers to Prevent Child Welfare Removals

As the pandemic rages deep into a second year, Texas child welfare officials are investing $1 million in a community-based strategy to support families who may be headed toward crisis, with hopes of diverting children away from the foster care system. 


Investments in “Family Resource Centers” Spread Nationwide, But Some Parent Advocates Disapprove of Link to Child Protection Agencies

Supporters of family resource centers say they help families, but some believe the centers are unsafe as long as they're tied to child welfare agencies.


Reimagining Our ‘Newest’ Family Support Model

For the past three decades I have been involved in the development of family resource centers, community-based facilities that serve as a gateway to critical supports and services for families. They existed long before I began that work, and our social work profession was founded on the back of settlement houses that were part of a broader reform movement starting with Jane Addams in 1889.


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #10: Supporting Prevention, Assessing Childhood Trauma

The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.