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May 2012Vol. 13 No. 4T&TA Newsletters

The Children's Bureau's Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Network builds the capacity of State, local, Tribal, and other child welfare agencies and juvenile courts through training, technical assistance, and research. One way the Network accomplishes this mission is through disseminating an array of newsletters featuring news about trainings and the latest tools and resources. Below is a list of some of the T&TA Network newsletters and information about where you can view current or archived issues and, where possible, subscribe.

  • Child Welfare Information Gateway produces several regular electronic updates.
    • Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert! is a monthly update of Information Gateway resources.
    • Child Welfare in the News is a weekday listing of new articles of interest to child welfare workers, administrators, and related professionals.
    • Adoption Triad is a monthly e-brief of practical information, tools, resources, and more for adoption professionals. 
    • State Resources is a monthly update of State and local government child welfare publications recently added to the Information Gateway library.
    • Information Gateway Quick Links is a weekly listing of new online resources before they become available through the Information Gateway library search.
    • My Child Welfare Librarian is a monthly email containing publications and/or websites from the Information Gateway library.
      Subscribe to one or all of these resources on the Information Gateway website:
  • The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI) produces Child Welfare Matters (formerly, Managing Care) to provide information on organizational improvement strategies, examples from child welfare agencies, and resources. Archived issues are available on the NRCOI's website:
  • The National Resource Center for Child Protective Services (NRCCPS) produces several newsletters.
  • The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC) produces two publications:
  • The National Resource Center for Adoption (NRCA) produces a newsletter, The Roundtable, twice a year to inform adoption practitioners, administrators, and advocates of NRCA activities and general adoption news. Archived issues are available on the NRCA's website:
    Sign up to receive The Roundtable via RSS or email:
  • The National Resource Center for Youth Development (NRCYD) publishes a quarterly electronic newsletter, eUpdate, which provides information on promising practices in the areas of positive youth development: 
  • The National Resource Center for Recruitment and Retention of Foster and Adoptive Parents at AdoptUSKids produces a monthly electronic newsletter called E-Notes geared toward program managers and administrators with tips, tools, resources, and promising practices they can apply toward their agency's recruitment and retention efforts with foster and adoptive parents. See the most current issue here:
    Sign-up for the newsletter by emailing
    AdoptUSKids produces a monthly electronic newsletter for frontline staff working in the field with children and families. The newsletter features tips, tools, and resources for recruitment and retention of foster and adoptive families, and a featured profile of a home studied family who is approved and looking to adopt children from foster care. See the most current issue here:
    Sign-up for the newsletter by emailing
  • The National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System (QIC-NRF) newsletters share the most current information and activities of the QIC-NRF and its fatherhood project sites. Current and archived issues are available on the QIC's website:
  • The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) publishes the ABC Update several times a year and the National e-Update once a year. Back issues of both publications are available on NCWWI's website:
  • The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) maintains the Child-Maltreatment-Research-L (CMRL) listserv for those concerned with research issues in child abuse and neglect and its prevention. More information on CMRL is available on NDACAN's website:
    Subscribe to CMRL here:
  • The National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (FRIENDS) disseminates a newsletter, Parents & Practitioners, produced by its Parent Advisory Council. The newsletter is available on the FRIENDS website:
  • The Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (The Partnership) publishes a monthly newsletter featuring family mental health news, research updates, funding opportunities, and more. View issues and subscribe on The Partnership's website: