Federal government finds room for improvement in NC’s child welfare system

In February 2016 federal reviewers released a report assessing the performance of North Carolina’s child welfare system, which includes programs involved in maltreatment investigations, foster care, and adoptions. Called the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR), this report recognized our state’s strengths in a number of important areas, including the pre-service training delivered to prospective foster parents. On the whole,

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Make a difference during National Foster Care Month

This May, the Children’s Bureau celebrates National Foster Care Month, focusing on family reunification with the theme “Honoring, Uniting, and Celebrating Families.” To children, youth, families, caregivers, and professionals involved in foster care, celebrating means taking action. The National Foster Care Month website, provides materials showcasing best practices and information to help youth connect with biological parents, other family members,

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