With so many systems impacting families, lives and the supports that they or their children need, public child welfare cannot do its work in a vacuum. Identifying who is at the table and what is known about them are critical to the overall assessment when determining if the right partners are present to achieve the desired outcomes. Additional partners might be identified or included to meet the needs of children, youth and families.
- Multi-disciplinary partners (inside and outside of government) should always be considered if not already present.
- Children, Youth, Biological Family, Kin Family, Resource Family, Foster Family, Adoptive Family
- Policy Makers, Tribes, Regulatory Bodies, Legislatures, Federal Government, State Government, Local Government Public Human Services Programs (Medical, Mental Health, Food Stamps, Education, Schools, Juvenile Justice, TANF, Childcare, Developmental Disabilities, Workforce Development, Vocational Rehabilitation), Substance Abuse Providers, Hospitals, Housing
- Courts, Judges
- Law Enforcement, CASA, GALs, Law Guardians, Deputy Attorneys General, Foster Care Review Boards Non-Profits, Vendors, Service Providers, Contractors, Private Providers
- Community, Advocates, Local Foundations, National Organizations, Universities, Faith-based Organizations, National
- Associations, Service Organizations