Tools & Resources
Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competence
Equity Guide for Decision-Makers
This tool includes seven questions decision-makers should ask themselves when creating policy that will impact children and families, to ensure that equity is taken into account.
Definitions of key terms related to equity, inclusion, and cultural competence
Agency Staffing for Equity
Resource packet for assessing organizational readiness to hire and support a chief equity officer or similar position, with tools and sample job description
Curricula and Training Resources
List of vetted multimedia resources for training staff on equity, inclusion, and cultural competence
Behavior and Emotional Wellness
Approved definitions of key terms related to child trauma
ACES Position Statement
Appropriate and inappropriate uses of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) questionnaire
Trauma Screening and Assessment
Tips and cautions on screening for trauma, with links to vetted resources
Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint
Toolkit with example policies and practices for reducing or eliminating the use of seclusion and restraint in facilities that house children
Positive Discipline Guide
Guide for educators on positive methods of classroom and behavior management
Social-Emotional Learning Staff Position Recommendations
Suggested titles, responsibilities, qualifications, and funding sources for a school district mental health/SEL coordinator position
Infant Health and Wellness
Healthy Pregnancy App
This free app is called Liv, and promotes early prenatal care and education about pregnancy. It includes interactive calendar and journal features, more than 100 articles, checklists and how-to's based on best medical practices, and links to community resources.
Safe Sleep Crib Provider Locations
Locations that provide portable cribs to families who need one
Child Care Finder
Locate child care options, including information about quality ratings, subsidies, and more
Data and Information
Information Sharing Guide
This mobile-friendly guide summarizes how specific types of information about children and families can be shared between professionals, which parties can share this information, and who can receive the information.
Volunteer to be a CASA
Court-appointed special advocates (CASAs) serve as the voice of a child in abuse, neglect, and termination of parental rights court proceedings.