Welcome to National Resource Center for In-Home Services

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The National Resource Center for In-Home Services (NRC In-Home), a service of the Children’s Bureau, provides child welfare expertise on services designed to ensure the safety and well-being of children and youth in their homes, prevent their initial placement or re-entry into foster care, and preserve, support and stabilize their families. The NRC In-Home offers free, on-site technical assistance and training to States and Tribes to help them build the capacity to provide effective family support, preservation and post-reunification services, through implementation of child welfare best practices and by strengthening systems of care. NRC In-Home also provides a variety of information resources to child welfare agencies and the public. Please browse our website and call, write, or go to “Contact Us” for information or assistance.

The best place for children to grow up is in their families. Safe solutions often can be found in partnerships with families and communities, enabling children to stay at home while their families are offered supports and services that engage, involve, support and strengthen them. NRC In-Home helps States and Tribes to achieve these safe solutions by strengthening core casework practices and building an array of services to meet families’ needs. NRC In-Home works with States and Tribes to develop high quality, family centered, and culturally competent services which have been shown to be effective in reducing maltreatment, improving caretaking and coping skills, enhancing family resilience, supporting healthy and nurturing relationships, and fostering children’s physical, mental, emotional and educational well-being.


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