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WV Resources

  • Office of Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
    variety of resources available for professionals to assist families in increasing family engagement.
  • National Resource Center for Patient/Family Centered Medical Home
    resource for pediatric practices interested in learning more about the pediatric medical home.
  • Supporting Kinship Caregivers Podcast: Part 1
    podcast for professionals on how to support kinship caregivers.
  • West Virginia Resource Guide for Caregivers
    Caring for your family during the COVID-19 Crisis
  • The Time is Now
    Video discusses the process under Chapter 49 of WV Code. It explains how the court system and professionals involved make reasonable efforts to work with parents and reunite families. It emphasizes that time is of the essence, and parents’ rights may be terminated if in their children’s best interests.
  • Child Protective Services in WV
    Website provides information on: Intake Assessment, Family Functioning Assessment, Protective Capacities Family Assessment, Case Plan and Evaluation, When Cases go to Court, State and Federal Statues, Child Protective Services and other Related Policies, WV Code, Benchmark for Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings, Partners, and Newsletters
  • WV Bureau for Children and Families Child Welfare Services
    Website provides information on: Who can receive services, Responsibilities of Child Welfare Services, and How to make a report to Child Welfare Services at 1-800-352-6513
  • Advocating for the Best Interest of the Child
    Guide describing the various hearings that will occur from intake and potential outcome situations. Also explains common terms used in a CPS process, as well as what a guardian at litem is. Geared towards foster parents, but is a resource for parents too showing the hearing portion immediately after removal.
  • Mission WV
    ‘Mission WV changes the lives of youth and families. We promote positive futures by recruiting foster families, providing life skills education and creating community connections.’
  • Policies of CPS
    274 page CPS policy guide resource for providers giving an understanding of how to respond to CPS situations and who to contact.
  • WV Safety Assessment and Management System (SAMS)
    Strategic Plan for Implementation of the WV Safety Assessment & Management System (SAMS)

National Resources

Need more resources? Check out our Family Strengthening & Engagement Resources for Families.