The Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children's Bureau, provides information and resources on a wide range of child welfare topics, covering the continuum from preventing child abuse and neglect through adoption.

The page below addresses key elements of family-centered practice and provides overarching strategies for family-centered casework practice across child welfare service systems that focus on strengths, engage families and involve them in decision-making, advocate for improving families' conditions, and engage communities to support families. Strategies for creating a family-centered agency culture are also addressed.

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