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November 2008Vol. 9, No. 9The Latest Resources From the T&TA Network

The Children's Bureau Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Network offers many new resources for States and agencies. Some recent releases include:

  • From the National Resource Center (NRC) for Child Protective Services: The Newsletter for State CPS Liaison Officers—The June 2008 issue of this online newsletter includes an article on "Process Evaluation of the Children's Bureau Training and Technical Assistance Network," in which the author, Anita Barbee, Ph.D., describes her 5-year evaluation of the impact of the Children's Bureau T&TA Network. The evaluation, based on interviews with 3 Federal Project Officers, 33 Regional Office personnel, 5 NRC leaders, and 29 State child welfare administrators, notes many positive outcomes and offers suggestions for future enhancements. (72 - KB)
  • The Collaboration to AdoptUsKids: In partnership with the North American Council on Adoptable Children, AdoptUsKids has awarded 20 mini-grants to foster/adoptive parent groups that will partner with local public agencies to improve the availability of and excellence of respite care for adoptive and foster families. Read the full list of grant recipients here:
  • FRIENDS NRC for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention: An online Discussion Tool is now available to help State Lead Agencies talk with their funded programs about implementing evidence-based or evidence-informed programs and practices.
  • National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health: Compendium of In-Service Training Resources—This collection of resources provides information about competency-based, in-service curricula and training materials being used by State mental health agencies to train professionals and paraprofessionals.