Resource Library

This library contains over 200 articles and resources relevant to tribal child welfare, gathered from a wide variety of sources. It also includes all of the products developed by the Capacity Building Center for Tribes that you see featured on this website. We hope you find what you need!

Materials here not created by the Capacity Building Center for Tribes are for reference and not necessarily endorsed by the Children’s Bureau.

Child Welfare Policy Manual

This Child Welfare Policy Manual contains policy questions and answers applicable to child welfare programs operated by the Children’s Bureau. The manual is broken down into nine main policy areas (with detailed subsections): AFCARS, CAPTA, Independent...

ACYF-CB-PI-13-05: Title IV-E Plan Pre-Print

This Program Instruction (PI) provides a comprehensive title IV-E plan pre-print to replace previous title IV-E plan preprints and amendments and provide instructions to title IV-E agencies on optional and required changes to title IV-E plan requirements.

Guide to an AFCARS Assessment Review

The Children’s Bureau produced this Guide to an AFCARS Assessment Review to provide guidance to title IV-E agency child welfare program and technology staff regarding the AFCARS Assessment Review process. Revisions in this edition are based on the Children’s Bureau’s...

AFCARS Technical Bulletin # 1- Data Elements

This Technical Bulletin provides overview information on the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) foster care and adoption data elements. The included table lists all of the sixty-six foster care and the thirty-seven adoption data elements...