Children Services: About the Program

The Child and Family Policy Institute of California supports the work of county Children’s Services programs that are delivered within the Human Services Agencies of each county. Children’s Services are those programs that work to prevent child maltreatment, intervene early in the development of family problems that pose a risk to child safety and well-being, and respond to reports of actual child maltreatment. Each county provides basic Child Welfare Services through the delivery of child protective services, in-home family supervision, foster care, adoptions, and transitional living services to youth who will be leaving the foster care system. In addition each county provides an array of discretionary programs that support and enhance families within their communities.

The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare website is Launched

The Chadwick Center for Children and Families at the Children’s Hospital of San Diego has announced the availability of a new web-based resource for those interested in evidence-based practice, the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC). Funded by the California Department of Social Services, the CEBC provides information on selected evidence-based practices through a user-friendly website.

The staff at CEBC utilizes a standardized process to identify and review child welfare programs and practices for inclusion in the CEBC database. Each program is rated according to the quality of the scientific support, child welfare outcomes and the relevance to child welfare populations. Its simple, straightforward approach is designed for busy professionals who want to learn the most up to date information about evidence-based practice. To view the CEBC, go to: