• November 2010
  • Vol. 11, No. 9

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Updates From the T&TA Network

The Children's Bureau 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 is offering an adoption information listserv for adoption professionals. On the third Tuesday of each month, the Adoption Triad email will inform subscribers with brief adoption resource information. Subscribe on Information Gateway:
    www.childwelfare.gov/admin/subscribe/#page=subscriptions
  • The National Abandoned Infants Assistance (AIA) Resource Center has published the Fall 2010 issue of its biannual magazine, The Source. This issue's theme is "Intervening With Pregnant and Postpartum Women With Substance Use Disorders," and articles address such topics as service provision, screening, and holistic approaches. Download the issue from the AIA website:
    http://aia.berkeley.edu/media/pdf/SourceFall2010.pdf (3.39 MB)
  • The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) is accepting applications for its Summer Research Institute, to be held June 13-17, 2011, at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Find application information on the NDACAN website:
    www.ndacan.cornell.edu/ndacan/Summer_Institute/SRI2011.html
  • The National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System (QIC-NRF) has posted four videos from Judge Len Edwards (ret.) that provide practical guidance to judges on locating and involving fathers:
    www.fatherhoodqic.org
  • The National Quality Improvement Center on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services has posted materials from its September 2010 summit. Find videos and handouts on public-private partnerships, performance-based contracting, and projects in Kansas, Florida, Illinois, and Missouri:
    www.uky.edu/SocialWork/qicpcw/resources/summit.htm#top
  • The National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology (NRCCWDT) and the National Resource Center for Youth Development (NRCYD) continue to add to their Technical Assistance Brief series on the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) webpage. The most recent is Technical Assistance Brief No. 7: Calculating Sample Size for the NYTD Follow-Up Population:
    https://www.nrccwdt.org/resources/nytd/nytd_TAresource.html
  • The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections has developed Concurrent Planning: A Web-Based Practice Toolkit, which can serve as an online resource for States and Tribes. The toolkit includes sections on organizational self-study, an overview of concurrent planning, core components, State stories, and a glossary and bibliography. Access the tool on the NRC's website:
    www.nrcpfc.org/cpt/index.htm

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