• April 2022
  • Vol. 23, No. 3

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Updates From the Children's Bureau's Training and Technical Assistance Partners

The Children's Bureau funds several technical assistance centers to provide professionals with tools to better serve children, youth, and families.

The following are some of the latest resources from these partners: 

Child Welfare Information Gateway   
The Use of Safety and Risk Assessment in Child Protection Cases 
Child Protection Casework Practice [Webpage]
"Episode 71: Engaging Fathers – Putting Lessons Into Practice, Part 1" [Podcast]
"Episode 72: Engaging Fathers – Putting Lessons Into Practice, Part 2" [Podcast]
Visit the Child Welfare Information Gateway website for more.
Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative  
Capacity Building Center for States - Spotlight on Focusing on Racial Equity When Advancing Change [Webpage]
Visit the Capacity Building Collaborative website for more.
FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention 
"Building an Affirming Framework to Support LGBTQ+ Youth" [Webinar]
Prevention Mindset Institute: Embracing Prevention Across Systems Summary Report 2020–2021 
Visit the FRIENDS National Resource Center website for more.
Children's Bureau Learning & Coordination Center (CBLCC) 
"Preventing and Healing From Secondary Traumatic Stress: Taking an Organizational Approach" [Digital dialog]
Visit the CBLCC website for more.
"Why I Changed My Mind About Adopting Teens" [Blog post]
"My Job Can Be Taking Off People's Rose-Colored Glasses" [Blog post]
"Supporting Foster and Adoptive Families of Color: Stories and Strategies From Leaders of Color in Child Welfare" [Webinar]
Visit the AdoptUSKids website for more.
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) 
AFCARS Foster Care File, 6-Month Periods (FY2016A - 2021A) [Dataset]
National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Child File, FFY 2020 [Dataset]
Spring 2022 Office Hours: 
April 22: "Data User Flash Talks"
May 27: "Using NDACAN Data for Teaching and Learning"
Summer Training Webinar Series 2022: "The Power of Linking Administrative Data"
Visit the NDACAN website for more.
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI)  
National eUpdate [February 2022]
Reflecting on Racial Equity & Inclusion [Video series]
Child Welfare Systems Change: NCWWI Advisory Board Recommendations
Visit the NCWWI website for more.
Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) 
"Oklahoma Standardized Competency-Based Hiring Process" [Video]
"Technology, Case Practice, and Turnover: Early Findings From Virginia" [Blog post]
Visit the QIC-WD website for more.

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