Information Dissemination

CFF identifies and develops materials and publications that match stated training and technical assistance (TTA) needs, drawing on the tools and products developed by CFF through its TTA projects, including new materials created by communities participating in TTA activities or in grantee programs.  To reach a broad range of audience across the human services spectrum, we partner with organizations throughout the country to disseminate information, share resources, collaborate on providing onsite and virtual training and technical assistance (TTA) and build our network. CCFF’s approach to information dissemination involves:

  • Identifying effective policies, programs and practices that improve safety, permanency, recovery and well-being outcomes for children, youth, adults and families affected by substance abuse, mental health, child maltreatment and trauma
  • Crafting effective messages that take into consideration the perspective and complex communication needs of diverse audiences
  • Disseminating innovations by providing TTA that supports implementation and translation

We develop and disseminate information on a broad range of topics, including:

  • Models for collaboration
  • Strategies to engage child welfare involved families
  • Evidence-based practice and intervention models
  • Co-occurring substance use and mental disorders
  • Drug testing
  • Family-centered treatment
  • Family Drug Courts
  • Substance-exposed infants
  • Confidentiality
  • Information sharing in the context of cross-systems collaboration.

Information is disseminated through professional and State-level networks and associations at conferences and professional meetings, during in-person and web-based trainings as well as in formal and informal publications such as newsletters and listservs. We present conference plenary and workshop sessions, in addition to developing and distributing publications and other materials which have played a critical role in disseminating information to our clients, human services professionals, court personnel and administrators.