Links of Interest The following is a list of websites that may be useful by human services staff, external partners and researchers. Research, Training and Other Information Client Services Data Warehouse: A business objects and web intelligence data warehouse used to provide reporting of various programs administered and supervised by the State of NC. Jordan Institute for Families at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: The Jordan Institute is catalyzing change for America’s most vulnerable families by moving social work research, expertise, data, policy and training beyond the academic walls into communities everywhere, promoting intergenerational approaches to support families across the lifespan. Management Assistance for Child Welfare, Work First and Food and Nutrition Services in North Carolina: A partnership among the Jordan Institute for Families at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Division of Social Services and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Data are provided by the Jordan Institute for Families, part of the UNC-CH School of Social Work. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: The CBPP analyzes federal budget priorities focusing on how budget choices affect low-income Americans. Family and Consumer Sciences Program: NC State Extension’s mission to improve the well-being of the family through programs that educate, influence public policy and help families put research-based knowledge to work in their lives. The Finance Project: The Finance Project provides research, consulting, technical assistance and training to assist in the development of polices, programs, and financing strategies for community development efforts. Youth.gov: A U.S. government website that helps create, maintain and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs and keep up-to-date on the latest youth-related news. Urban Institute: Services include policy assessments and analysis, program assessments, evaluation design studies and data collection, performance measurements, technical assistance and expertise, data analysis and auxiliary support services. Children's Defense Fund: A 501(c)(3) non-profit child advocacy organization that works to ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty, protect them from abuse and neglect and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation. U.S. Census Bureau Poverty Data: The Census Bureau provides poverty data from several household surveys and programs. Here you can find poverty estimates, learn about surveys and programs and get guidance on how to choose the right estimate for your needs. National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter Continuing Education: A membership organization that promotes, develops and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the effective functioning and well being of individuals, families and communities through its work and advocacy. North Carolina Institute for Public Health: NCIPH serves as a bridge between academia and public health practice partners including state and local public health agencies, healthcare and community organizations. NC Office of State Personnel Training Opportunities: The Office of State Human Resources has many different training opportunities available to State Employees. NC Area Health Education Centers: NCAHEC’s mission is to meet the state’s health and health workforce needs and to provide education programs and services that bridge academic institutions and communities to improve the health of the people of North Carolina with a focus on underserved populations. Children’s Services Practice Notes: A newsletter designed to enhance the practice of North Carolina's child welfare workers by providing information about research and practice models. Training Matters: The newsletter of the Children's Services Statewide Training Partnership. Prevention Services Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina: PCANC is currently funded to support the building of plans through facilitation, resources and training. NC Child: NC Child employs research and data analysis, direct advocacy, community engagement and public education to achieve its goals. Associations and Partnerships National Association of Counties: NAC brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public's understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Government: As the largest university-based local government training, advisory and research organization in the United States, the School of Government offers up to 200 courses, webinars and specialized conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. North Carolina Association of County Directors of Social Services: A non-profit association representing the social service directors across North Carolina’s counties. North Carolina Association of County Commissioners: An agency for cooperation among the counties of North Carolina; to investigate, study, discuss and recommend improvements and the application of more efficient methods in county government; to provide and or administer joint programs for counties and related entities.