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March 2010Vol. 11, No. 2Updates From the T&TA Network

The Children's Bureau's Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Network continues to produce resources that can help States and Tribes in their work with children and families. Some recent resources are listed below:

  • The National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System has a new web address:

  • The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC) has posted its 2010 schedule of teleconferences, which will address topics such as father engagement, runaways, secondary trauma, concurrent planning, and undocumented families:

  • The National Resource Center for Tribes, one of the two newest resource centers in the T&TA Network, has launched its website. In its first year, the NRC plans to conduct a national assessment of Tribal child welfare systems to better understand how to serve Tribal communities in the future.

  • The National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues recently added publications to its Court Improvement Program (CIP) catalog:
    • A Caregiver's Guide to Dependency Court, by the Florida Office of Court Improvement
    • Legal Representation for Parents in Child Welfare Proceedings: A Performance-Based Analysis of Michigan Practice, by the American Bar Association Center for Children and the Law for the Child Welfare Services Division of the Michigan State Court Administrative Office
    • Guidelines for Achieving Permanency in Child Protection Proceedings, by the Michigan Department of Human Services, Michigan Child Welfare Resource Center, Michigan Association of CASA, Michigan Foster Care Review Board, and Michigan Indian Legal Services
    • Child Planning Conferences Best Practices and Procedures for Juvenile Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Cases in North Carolina, by the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, Court Programs Division
    Abstracts for these documents and links to access them in full are available on the NRC's website: