• May 2010
  • Vol. 11, No. 4

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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:

  • Child Welfare Information Gateway now offers a daily news digest available as a free subscription service. Child Welfare in the News is a weekday listing of news articles from around the nation of interest to child welfare workers, administrators, and related professionals: www.childwelfare.gov/admin/subscribe/#page=subscriptions

  • The National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System has developed a two-page factsheet of practical guidance for CASA volunteers on working with and involving fathers in child welfare cases: www.fatherhoodqic.org/CASA.doc

  • The National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (FRIENDS) has created a website to support evidence-based home visitation programs and cooperative agreements funded by the Children's Bureau in 2008: www.supportingebhv.org/home
    FRIENDS recently posted a new factsheet, Understanding the Common Ground Between Systems of Care and Child Abuse Prevention, which draws from presentations given at the 2008 CBCAP Annual Grantee Meeting: www.friendsnrc.org/download/soc.pdf (154 KB)

  • The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI) has announced topics for its Spring and Summer 2010 Teleconference/Webinar Program.
    • May 6: Building Ongoing Stakeholder Involvement in Program Improvement and the Life of the Agency
    • June 3: Implementing Effective and Efficient Services Through Court/Child Welfare Data Exchange
    • July 15: Working Across Systems to Improve Outcomes for Young Children
      http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/helpkids/tele.htm
    Also, visit the NRCOI's newly redesigned website: www.nrcoi.org

  • The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute's Leadership Academy for Supervisors recently introduced the third module, Leading in Context, in its online training for supervisors. Visit the website to enroll and take the free training: www.ncwwilas.org/Orientation/

  • The National Resource Center for Recruitment and Retention of Foster and Adoptive Parents at AdoptUsKids has available a packet of tools and information for working with and recruiting African-American families.

  • The Northeast and Caribbean Child Welfare Implementation Center has posted highlights from its November 2009 Tribal Gathering, Learning and Leading Together. The highlights include PowerPoint presentations and handouts: http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/ncic/attachments/TribalGathering1109/TribalGatheringReport.pdf (107 KB)

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