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July/August 2010Vol. 11, No. 6T&TA Network Resources on Fostering Connections

Several of the Children's Bureau Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Network members have developed, collected, and disseminated resources to help States and Tribes implement the Fostering Connections and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-351). These include:

The National Quality Improvement Center on Nonresident Fathers and the Child Welfare System (QIC-NRF)
The winter 2010 issue of QICNews features articles about Fostering Connections legislation as it applies to fatherhood: (672 KB)
The site also offers a paper from the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 Offers Help to Children Raised by Relatives: (450 KB)

National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues (NRCLJI)
The NRCLJI has posted a working document, Implementation of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, with hyperlinks to information about Children's Bureau policy, guidance, and other implementation activities for the law:

National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC)

The NRCPFC offers training and technical assistance to States and Tribes on Fostering Connections as it applies to education, health, kinship/guardianship, and Tribes.  (34 KB)
The NRCPFC has a webpage of links to resources:
The NRCPFC has also created a Fostering Connections Hot Topic page:

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To provide guidance on the Fostering Connections legislation and requirements for States and Tribes, the Children's Bureau has made a number of policy/program issuances: