Published Resources


Engaging Parents in Child Abuse and Neglect Hearings: Lessons Learned from Judicial Leaders 

A Shared Sentence- The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families, and Communities 

2022 Kids Count Data Book – State Trends in Child Well-Being  

Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth 

Young Adult Transitional Insurance (YATI) 

Healthcare Coverage for Children Leaving Foster Care 

Health-Care Coverage for Children and Youth in Foster Care – and After 

Rights of a Foster Child

Rights of a Foster Parent

Rights of a Parent in a DCS Investigation

Missing Children, State Care, and Child Sex Trafficking: Engaging the Judiciary in Building a Collaborative Response 

Child Sex Trafficking On-Ramps and Off-Ramps Fact Sheet and Infographic 

Duties and Responsibilities of Appointed Counsel and Guardians Ad Litem for Parent Representation in Dependency Cases   

Duties and Responsibilities of Appointed Counsel and Guardians Ad Litem for Child Representation in Dependency Cases   


Behavioral Health

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers 

Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence and Trauma 

ADHS – Opioid Prevention 

Youth Opioid Prevention – Boys & Girls Clubs – Arizona Alliance  

Arizona: Statewide Opioid Resources 

State Opioid Response Grant – Mercy Care 

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) – AHCCCS 

Substance Use Disorder Services Fund (SUDS) – Mercy Care 

Mental Health Block Grand (MHBG) – Mercy Care 

Services for Children in Foster Care or Adopted Children – AHCCCS 

A Recent History and Olmstead Activities – AHCCCS 

Jake’s Law – AHCCCS   

Accessing Behavioral Health Services in Schools – AHCCCS 

Mental Health & Wellness – Arizona Department of Education 

Psychotropic Medication and Children in Foster Care: Tips for Advocates and Judges   

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Consortium Resource Library 


Child Safety

Child Safety Guide 

DCS SAFE AZ Presentation, Layli Mildena  

Child Safety Framework Presentation AZ AOC July 20-21 2017 - Casey slides   


Court Improvement Publications

Court Teams for Infants and Toddlers (CTIT)

Best for Babies: Checklist of Essential Services 

CTIT Additional Resources 

CTIT County Coordinators 

National Infant-Toddler Court Program 

Best for Babies – Prevent Child Abuse Arizona 

Cradle to Crayons – ASU 

Questions Every Judge and Lawyer Should Ask About Infants and Toddlers in the Child Welfare System - NCJFCJ 


Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM)

Arizona Supreme Court Task Force on Crossover Youth Data And Information Sharing – Report and Recommendations  

Youth and the Juvenile Justice System: 2022 National Report  

Crossover Youth Practice Model – Center for Juvenile Justice Reform - Georgetown University  

Crossover Youth – Casey Family Programs  

Dually Adjudicated Youth Services – Arizona Department of Child Safety 


Dependency Process

Dependency Handbook for Parents  

Parent’s Guide to the Arizona Department of Child Safety 

Manual Para Padres Y Tutores Legales En Casos De Patria Potestad   

Youth Guide to the Dependency Court   

Dependency Hearing Templates 

Dependency Flow Chart  

Dependency Hearing Overview    

Enhanced Resource Guidelines – Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases 

Arizona Self-Service Center 

The Indian Child Welfare Act  

How Child Welfare Works with American Indian Families  

Arizona ICWA Guide  

A Guide to Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act  

Four Ways to Engage Children and Youth in Court  

Shared Parenting/Shared Love – Arizona Department of Child Safety 


Domestic Violence

Crafting Civil Protection Orders to Enhance Economic Security for Victims and Children Technical Assistance Brief



Understanding Arizona's Education System   

Asking the Right Questions – Judicial Checklists to Meet the Educational Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care 

FosterEd Arizona Preliminary Evaluation Report  

Mandated Reporter Overview Training 

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 

Foster Care Transportation Procedure 

Best Interest Determination &Transportation Plan – Example – DCS  



Guardianship - Information and Questions


Immigration Issues

Immigration in the Child Welfare System - Case Studies  

Practical Guidance for the Juvenile Dependency Process Related to Parents Detained by ICE  

Meaningful Ties for Transnational Families Toolkit 

Memorandum of Understanding Between Mexican Consulate and DCS   


Incarcerated Parents

Child Welfare Practice Parental Incarceration 

Services for Detained or Incarcerated Parents – DCS 


Recommended Reading

Aging Out - Checklist for Young Adults 

Interviewing the Child Client 

Tools for Judges on Engaging Fathers 

One Family, Five Courts, One Judge: Consolidating Cases in Non-Unified Family Courts 

Preparing and Supporting Foster Parents Who Adopt 

Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation: A Training Tool For EMS Providers 

Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities    



The Children's Bureau: Child Welfare Outcomes Reports 

Arizona Child Welfare Measures 

Therapeutic Fostering – DCS