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July 2012Vol. 13, No. 6Children's Bureau Centennial Update

Many events and materials in celebration of the Children's Bureau's centennial continue to roll out. New materials have been added to the Children's Bureau centennial website, and more topical and historical webinars are scheduled for the coming months. Recent centennial news includes the following:

  • The Story of the Children’s Bureau is now available as a Spanish e-brochure and printable PDF version on the Children's Bureau's centennial website:
  • The first topical webinar, "Racial Disproportionality and Poverty in Child Welfare," has been posted to the centennial website:
  • Photos from the Children's Bureau's April 9 centennial celebration in Washington, DC, are now available on Flickr:
  • The centennial video The Children's Bureau, 1912–2012: A Passionate Commitment. A Legacy of Leadership won a 2012 Bronze Telly Award in the category of nonbroadcast productions in government relations.
  • The Children's Bureau's facilitated discussion series Voices to Vision recently concluded. The four-part series brought together a blue-ribbon committee of experts representing various disciplines and authorities in the child welfare field. Each session centered on an issue important to the child welfare field, and participants' input will be used to develop a 2nd century document. The document will identify emerging issues and challenges and provide a shared vision for the next 100 years in child welfare. The series centered on the following topics:
    • Strengthening Families & Mobilizing Communities
      The first discussion, held in April, brought together representatives from the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Communities of Color Partnership, and Alliance for Racial Equity in Child Welfare.
    • Promoting Family Decision-Making and Preserving Family Relationships
      This discussion, which took place in May, explored strategies for meaningfully engaging families, Tribes, and communities, and strengthening and managing family relationships.
    • Rebuilding Systems and Organizational Structures
      This June session examined organizational structure approaches that facilitate collaboration and the creation of coordinated services for children, youth, and families.
    • Advancing Technologies and Changing Populations
      This discussion, also in June, was centered on trends in child welfare, technology, and society, and the impact those trends are having on services, practices, and the child welfare workforce.

Visit the Children's Bureau's centennial website often for more centennial updates!