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Dec/Jan 2003Vol. 3, No. 10National Resource Center for Youth Development Presents to Children's Bureau

Helping States and Tribes achieve the goals of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, implement the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999, and assist with the Child and Family Services Review Process are among the key goals of the University of Oklahoma's National Resource Center for Youth Development (NRCYD), as presented by director Peter R. Correia III to the Children's Bureau and regional offices of the Administration for Children and Families in November.

NRCYD focuses on increasing the capacity and resources of child welfare agencies to effectively meet the needs of youth who will be emancipated from the child welfare system. NRCYD provides training and technical assistance services as well as information and resource services. By collaborating with a variety of organizations--such as other national resource centers, Family and Youth Service Bureau's training and technical assistance providers, Child Welfare League of America, and the American Public Human Services Association--NRCYD works to incorporate positive youth development/involvement approaches into all areas of programs and services.

Correia said that engaging youth in the Child and Family Services Review is invaluable to States. Some States have done this, and the information has helped tremendously in improving policies and practices.

For more information about NRCYD, contact:

The University of Oklahoma
College of Continuing Education
National Resource Center for Youth Development
4502 E. 41st St, Bldg. 4W
Tulsa, OK 74135-2512
Phone: (918) 660-3700
Fax: (918) 660-3737
Email: Peter R. Correia III, Director,
Email: Dorothy Ansell, Assistant Director,

Related Item:

Read "ACYF Commissioner Speaks on CFSR Challenges, Encourages States' Plans for Improvement" in this month's issue.