Child Welfare Products

The Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC) has worked with legislative offices on policy affecting families and child welfare. In response to two legislative requests, RPC contacted experts and compiled information on increasing the pool of adoptive parents, how to increase the pool of adoptive parents, how involvement of noncustodial parents (NPC) impacts children, and other challenges associated with childcare. RPC contacted field experts and compiled comprehensive evidence to answer these questions.

Additionally, the Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC) has worked with staff supporting the House and Senate Foster Youth Congressional Caucuses, as well as staff working for Committees that handle key legislation pertaining to child welfare. Through those interactions, RPC responded by 1) Commenting on the evidence standards for the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), 2) Summarizing research related to congregate care, a controversial aspect of FFPSA, 3) Reviewing research on aging out of foster care as it relates to the Chaffee Act, and 4) Reviewing research on LGBTQ foster youth as it relates to why data are needed to better serve this population.