Work with your families. Not against the clock.

Your organization works tirelessly to keep children safe. But it's hard to achieve your mission when you're understaffed, overextended, and sifting through the ever-changing child welfare legislation. Trust us - we've been in your shoes, and we know the challenge. That's where CBI comes in. We take on the legwork, so that you can focus on the big picture.


As a consultant, CBI acts as a liaison between all parties: governing bodies, boards of supervisors, social services agencies, and families. Neutral, discreet, and empathetic, we balance independent needs with the common ultimate goal of the best possible child placement. We don't make judgments or decisions after our assessments - we simply provide you with all the information you need to make choices that are best for the children in your care.


Let's work together and see what CBI can do to help your organization.

OUR SERVICES

STRATEGIC PLANNING AND ROADMAPPING

 With experience from policy writing to front-line casework to staffing plan rollouts, CBI can help you create effective, painless organizational goals and a system improvement plan, whether it's for your next step or for the next 10 years.

RESOURCE FAMILY EVALUATIONS (RFEs)

Arguably the most important step to placing a child, this evaluation process is also one of the biggest bottlenecks in the child welfare system. We take the RFE process off your hands and present you with the findings so you can make the best placement choice.

FAMILY FINDING AND COMMUNITY KEEPING

Usually, the best placement for a child is with family. We track down and vet the best family options, but we don't stop there - whether the child is placed with family or not, we keep tabs and ensure they maintain a lifelong support system.

CHILD AND FAMILY TEAM (CFT) MEETING FACILITATION

The most inclusive approach to ensuring all voices on a CFT are heard, these meetings are vital to the child's best outcome. We use the CANS tool to support Level of Care and service planning, and to monitor end-to-end CFT decision-making and service outcomes.

RESOURCE FAMILY APPROVAL TRAINING

 We want the right placement, not just the easiest placement. CBI provides in-depth training for potential placement families to certify them for foster caretaking. Since we do both vetting and training, you can trust that the child will be well taken care of. 

STAFF AUGMENTATION AND RETENTION

Whether you're looking for full-time staff or an on-call or emergency social work professional, CBI is prepared with a pool of excellent, qualified, affordable experts. We vet, interview, and train candidates so they can hit the ground running for you.

Need supervised visits, mediation, or anything else? We've got that covered, too.

We're your one-stop social work consulting shop. Let us know your specific needs and we'll devise a solution custom-fit to you.