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September 2008Vol. 9, No. 7New From Information Gateway

Child Welfare Information Gateway serves as the clearinghouse for the Children's Bureau. The Information Gateway website is frequently updated with original publications as well as links to other sites, resources, searches, and databases. The most recent original publications posted on the site include the following:

  • Differential Response to Reports of Child Abuse and Neglect
    Differential response is a child protective services practice that allows for more than one method of initial response to reports of child abuse and neglect. A new issue brief examines the topic of differential response and presents findings of evaluations of differential response systems.
  • Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents
    This factsheet is designed to help resource parents cope with children in their care by educating themselves about sexual abuse, establishing guidelines for safety and privacy in the family, and understanding when and how to seek help if needed.
  • Child Abuse and Neglect General Information Packet
    The update includes factsheets about child abuse and neglect, prevention strategies, and statistical information about the prevalence of child abuse and neglect. Directories of Federal clearinghouses, hotlines, State agencies, and organizations that disseminate information on family and domestic violence and substance abuse also are included.