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About Us

The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections at the Hunter College School of Social Work is a training, technical assistance, and information services organization dedicated to help strengthen the capacity of State, local, Tribal and other publicly administered or supported child welfare agencies to: institutionalize a safety-focused, family-centered, and community-based approach to meet the needs of children, youth and families. The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections is a service of the Children’s Bureau – ACF/DHHS and member of the T&TA Network.

Training and Technical Assistance

The NRCPFC provides on- and off-site Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA), which is customized for each request and designed to build capacity in child welfare systems and to support States, Territories and Tribes in achieving sustainable, systemic change resulting in greater safety, permanency and well-being for children, youth and families. As an integral part of our T&TA strategy, we infuse family partners’ voices and experiences in our consultation with States, Territories and Tribes.

Information Services
The NRCPFC also offers “cutting edge” Information Services to State, Tribal and other publicly supported child welfare agencies to promote family-centered practices that support the safety, permanency and well-being of children while meeting the needs of their families.

The NRCPFC is committed to providing T/TA & Information Services that are:

  • Proactive
  • Integrated
  • Culturally Competent
  • Collaborative
  • Individualized
  • Strength-based
  • Family-centered practice
  • Community-based practice
  • Evidence-Based & Evidence-informed

NRCPFC Work Plan Webinar – May 26, 2010

In 2010, The Children’s Bureau asked each NRC to present their work plan to the Children’s Bureau T&TA Network. In this webinar, NRCPFC Executive Director Dr. Gary Mallon presents the NRCPFC work plan and shares information about the training and technical assistance and information services that we offer, as well as our goals and plans for next five years.
Click here to view the NRCPFC Work Plan Webinar


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