Differential Response Publications

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Explore a wide range of differential response resources for the latest in research, best practices and scholarship:

Research & Evaluation Reports

Learn how differential response is being applied in U.S. states and around the world to benefit children and families -- as well as the child welfare workers who help them.

Journals & Articles

Download free issues of American Humane Association’s quarterly journal for child welfare professionals, Protecting Children, as well as other articles that address key issues related to differential response.

Presentations From Past Conferences & Events

If you were unable to attend past conferences on differential response, you can still access the valuable information shared.

Recommended Websites

Looking for more resources? Visit these other sites:

The Institute of Applied Research

The National Conference of State Legislatures

National Quality Improvement on Differential Response in Child Protective Services

The Ohio Child Law Center

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In October 2008, American Humane Association, in partnership with Walter R. McDonald & Associates and the Institute of Applied Research, was selected to receive a federal cooperative agreement totaling nearly $10 million over five years to develop the National Quality Improvement Center on Differential Response in Child Protective Services. The grant was awarded by the Children’s Bureau of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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