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 

Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth

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

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

Cenpatico Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Informational Guide 

Child and Family Courts Meet Brain Science  

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Child Safety

Child Safety Guide  

CYPM Data Task Force Report

DCS SAFE AZ Presentation, Layli Mildena  

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

Court Improvement Publications

Sibling Information Exchange Brochure  

Court Teams for Infants and Toddler

Best for Babies Checklist of Services 

Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM)

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

Dependency Process

    Dependency Handbook for Parents      

    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

    Arizona ICWA Guide

    A Guide to Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act



    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

    Building Champions for Students in Foster Care: FosterEd Arizona Progress Update

    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 

    Recommended Reading

    Aging Out - Checklist for Young Adults 

    Child and Family Law Meets Brain Science (video link)

    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    

    Terminating Parental Rights by Jury Trial in Arizona – A First Year Look, May 2005


    Facts and Trends in Foster Care

    The Children's Bureau: Child Welfare Outcomes Reports 

    Arizona Child Welfare Measures 

    Fact Sheet Regarding Foster Children Receiving Behavioral Health Services in HCTC Foster Homes