Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Child Welfare

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We engage with state, local and tribal child welfare agencies and courts to help them develop and implement sustainable systemic reforms aimed at improving outcomes for children, youth and families. We provide expertise, technical assistance and tools in program and policy analysis, research, training (including curriculum development, delivery and evaluation), and program evaluation. The following projects illustrate our work in this area.

Current Projects

woman and childThrough projects such as the Capacity Building Center for Tribes, we offer training, technical assistance, research, and evaluation to help agencies improve their management and expand organizational capacity through strategic planning, continuous quality improvement, and systemic change.


NCWWI logoThe ability of health and human services organizations to produce positive outcomes for their clients and communities depends on a well-prepared workforce. The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute centers its work on increasing child welfare practice effectiveness through fostering continuous learning, cultivating diverse leadership at multiple levels within child welfare systems, and supporting change through workforce development and organizational capacity building.

Past Projects

National Resource Center for Organizational Improvement

Northeast and Caribbean Implementation Center (2008-2014)

Maine Child Welfare Training Institute (1989- 2012)