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April 2011Vol. 12, No. 3More Updates 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 Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center (ACCWIC) has posted a video on its website that describes its Fit and Feasibility Assessment Tool: "Identifying and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: Developing Community Support"
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway has launched several updated publications, as well as new and enhanced website sections. The publications are:
  • The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NCROI) with the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC) will present on April 12, 2011, part 2 of a webinar, "Strategies to Support School Stability and Continuity." For handouts and to register, visit
    NCROI also offers an RSS feed and has a Facebook page:
  • The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) has an extensive list of products on its website, which includes its curriculum, training materials, guides, manuals, presentations, and more. The first issue of its National E-Update is also available; it offers letters to the field about each of its seven project teams.
  • The National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System (QIC-ChildRep) has added to its website a Q and A Forum. Users can post questions and receive responses from the QIC-Child Rep team and read questions and responses from others.
  • The National Resource Center for Child Protective Services (NRCCPS) has distributed the latest issues of the Children's Justice Act and State Liaison Officer e-newsletters.
  • The National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology (NRC-CWDT) will host "GIS in Child Welfare," a webinar about the use of geographical information systems (GIS) in child welfare, on April 14 at 2:30 p.m. EST. A demonstration will show how the use of GIS helps in placing children in foster care within home school districts.
  • The National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (FRIENDS) is distributing, on behalf of Circle of Parents, From Rights to Reality, a publication developed with support from the Center for the Study of Social Policy and Casey Family Programs. (918 KB)
  • The National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues (NRCLJI) has posted a PowerPoint presentation as part of its webinar series on the Fostering Connections Act. "What Court Systems Need to Know: Overview and Kinship Provisions" is accessible on its homepage under "In the News."
  • The National Resource Center for Youth Development (NRCYD) has launched its newly designed website:
    NRCYD also has a Facebook fan page: