- June 2014
- Vol. 15, No. 6
CB Website Updates
The Children's Bureau website carries information on child welfare programs, funding, monitoring, training and technical assistance, laws, statistics, research, Federal reporting, and much more.
Recent additions to the site include:
- ED and HHS Letter to Chief State School Officers and Child Welfare Directors on Implementing the Fostering Connections Act – This joint letter from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families discusses supporting the well-being and educational outcomes of students in foster care through collaboration and cross-system coordination:
- IM-14-02 – This Information Memorandum (IM) is to provide an overview of re-homing of adopted children: responsibilities for states and opportunities in the provision of post-adoption services:
- PI-14-04 – This Program Instruction (PI) provides instruction to Tribes on (1) the June 30, 2014, Submission of the Child and Family Services Plan Final Report for fiscal years (FYs) 2010–2014, (2) the Child and Family Services Plan for FYs 2015–2019, (3) and the CFS-101, Part I, Annual Budget Request, Part II, Annual Summary of Child and Family Services, and Part III, Annual Expenditure Report—title IV-B, Subparts 1 and 2, CFCIP and ETV, as applicable:
- The Keys to Building Resiliency; The Importance of Emotional Support for LGBTQ Transitional Age Youth – This presentation by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center focuses on resilience and the importance of emotional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) transitional age youth as part of the RISE (Recognize Intervene Support Empower) initiative:
- Exploring Case and Service Characteristics of Children in Long-Term Foster Care to Guide Organizational Decision Making for Implementing Practice and System Reforms – This presentation highlights three papers from the experiences of three Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) grantees:
- Early Identification of Developmental Disabilities in Foster/Adoptive Homes Webinar – This webinar, featuring Dr. Jacqueline Bertrand and Dr. Rebecca Wolf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), describes programs and materials available from the CDC that can assist foster and adoptive parents with the identification of and referrals for children with developmental disabilities:
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