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

Four Ways to Engage Children and Youth in Court



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