Children's Bureau Express03 2004 | Vol. 5, No. 2

Table of Contents
 

News From the Children's Bureau

  • HHS Assistant Secretary Addresses Questions About TANF, Child Welfare
  • Quality Improvement Center Initiative: Lessons Learned
  • Technical Assistance on New CAPTA Provisions
  • Resources for Strategic Planning for Child Welfare

Child Welfare Research

  • Celebrate National Professional Social Work Month
  • Well-Being of Children in Foster Care
  • Interstate Placement for Adoption

Strategies and Tools for Practice

  • Resource Kits for Kinship Care and Children's Mental Health
  • Washington State Programs Address Permanency Outcomes
  • Sibling Placement: Research to Practice
  • Child Trends' Guide to Effective Programs

Resources

  • Preventing Child Maltreatment, Youth Violence, and Domestic Violence
  • Handbook for Child Welfare Practice
  • Strategies for Financing Child Welfare Activities in Tough Times
  • Funding for "Social Entrepreneurs"
  • Research Study: Spirituality in Youth Services
  • Grants.gov Offers a Single Source for Information About Federal Grants

Training and Conferences

  • National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information Launches New Training Resource
  • Conferences

News From the Children's Bureau

HHS Assistant Secretary Addresses Questions About TANF, Child Welfare

Dr. Wade Horn, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, answered questions on the reauthorization of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and other programs for low-income families during a Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) teleconference on February 6. Dr. Horn's interview set a new attendance record for the CLASP series, drawing more than 800 listeners in 200 locations, representing 43 States. Some highlights:

TANF

Dr. Horn began by saying he is "very optimistic" that TANF will be reauthorized this year. He expressed the President's desire that this reauthorization move the program to what he called "the next phase of welfare reform," reflecting three primary goals:

Youth

Later in the teleconference, Dr. Horn was asked about the recent finding that some adolescents suffered negative educational outcomes when their parents returned from welfare to work. The Assistant Secretary replied that the President is very concerned about this finding and repeated that the "overarching purpose" of the TANF program ought to be to improve the well-being of children, not to increase the earnings of parents.

Dr. Horn also said the Administration embraces the principles of positive youth development, viewing adolescents as human beings with both assets and challenges rather than as a series of problems to be solved. He stressed that the research has shown kids do best when they are positively connected to their parents, their schools, and their communities. By building on their assets, he noted, we can empower youth to make good choices.

Child Welfare

Toward the end of the conference, Dr. Horn responded to questions about the President's Child Welfare Program Option proposal. Dr. Horn said the Administration is very concerned about the recent child deaths and increasing child protective services (CPS) caseloads in States and wants to help by providing State and local CPS agencies with both increased resources and greater flexibility in how they spend those funds.

To create more resources for CPS agencies, the Administration has requested $1 billion more in funding for the Safe and Stable Families program, to provide family support, reunification, and post-adoption services. They have also proposed doubling funding under CAPTA. For flexibility, Dr. Horn cited the President's Child Welfare Program Option proposal, which would allow States to receive a capped Title IV-E entitlement that could be spent on services (such as wraparound, prevention, or post-adoption services) not currently allowed under the IV-E program (which now allows only for maintenance payments and administrative costs).

Dr. Horn also responded to questions about the President's Healthy Marriage initiative, child care funding, and changes to the Head Start program. For more information about the series or to request a tape of this audio conference, visit the CLASP website at www.claspstore.org/index.htm (Editor's note: Link no longer active).

Related Items

For more on the President's Child Welfare Program Option proposal, see previous issues of Children's Bureau Express:

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Quality Improvement Center Initiative: Lessons Learned

In 2001, the Children's Bureau funded five Quality Improvement Centers (QICs) in adoption and child protective services. The goal of this pilot study is to promote a regional approach to the development of evidence-based knowledge about effective practices and to ensure dissemination of this information in a way that informs and alters practice at the direct service level. The Summer/Fall 2003 double issue of Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education focuses on findings from the Southern Regional QIC at the University of Kentucky, on the topic of enhancing the quality of supervision in child protective services social work. The lead article in that issue, "Quality Improvement Centers on Child Protective Services and Adoption: Testing a Regionalized Approach to Building the Evidence Base - A Federal Perspective," summarizes the QIC project as a whole and shares lessons learned from the first 2 years.

During the first year of funding, the QICs were charged with establishing a regional advisory group, collecting data to identify a general area of interest, and selecting a specific research topic. Following this phase, four QICs received approval to move forward with their proposed projects. During years 2 through 4, these QICs are funding, monitoring, and evaluating research or demonstration projects. They will disseminate findings during year 5.

The Children's Bureau has funded a contract with James Bell Associates to conduct an external evaluation to examine the ways in which each QIC implements its mandate, the lessons it learns, and the successes it achieves in support of the overall Children's Bureau mission and goals for this project. Among the lessons learned thus far, the authors note:

Although it is too soon to determine whether the QIC pilot will be successful, the authors suggest the first 2 years have shown significant promise for implementing this regional model for funding research and demonstration projects and building the evidence base for child protective services and adoption.

"Quality Improvement Centers on Child Protective Services and Adoption: Testing a Regionalized Approach to Building the Evidence Base - A Federal Perspective" was written by Melissa Brodowski, Sally Flanzer, and Catherine Nolan of the Children's Bureau, and Elyse Kaye of James Bell Associates. Subscription information for the International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education and past issues can be accessed on the Temple University website at http://www.profdevjournal.org/index.html.

Related Items

More information about the QIC project, including research topics and contact information for the four operating QICs, can be found in "QICs Define Regions, Topics of Focus" in the February 2003 issue of Children's Bureau Express and on the Children's Bureau website at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/assistance/quality-improvement-centers.

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Technical Assistance on New CAPTA Provisions

Recent amendments to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) affect the requirements that States must fulfill in order to receive a CAPTA State grant. The Children's Bureau and the National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues have developed technical assistance information that deals specifically with two of the recent CAPTA changes.

These requirements state:

The information is available on the Children's Bureau website at www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/initiatives/capta/ (Editor's note: Link no longer available).

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Resources for Strategic Planning for Child Welfare

The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NCWRCOI) recently released a print guide and held two teleconferences on the topic of strategic planning for child welfare agencies. The guide offers a four-step blueprint for developing a strategic plan, State and Tribal examples, and seven attachments including everything from Federal requirements to a strategic planning process checklist. The teleconferences, held on February 12 and March 2, focused on the Title IV-B Five Year Child and Family Service Plan (CSFP). Best practices related to strategic planning and the integration of the CSFP with other agency plans were discussed.

The guide can be downloaded from the NCWRCOI website at http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/helpkids/rcpdfs/strat.plan.pdf. Teleconference transcripts can be ordered at http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/helpkids/tele_past.htm.

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Child Welfare Research

Celebrate National Professional Social Work Month

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has declared March to be National Social Work Month. The theme of this year’s campaign--"The Power of Social Work: Pass It On"--is intended to help the general public better understand the profession of social work, how it provides for individuals who need help, and how this process benefits everyone in society.

NASW has developed a toolkit to assist local chapters and other social work organizations with outreach efforts during National Social Work Month and all year long. Contents include:

All materials can be accessed on the NASW website at http://www.socialworkers.org/pressroom/swmonth/.

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Well-Being of Children in Foster Care

Two recent surveys found that many children in foster care are more vulnerable to poor health and developmental outcomes than other children. This is due not only to the difficulties children in foster care face prior to removal from the home (e.g., abuse, neglect, parental substance abuse), but also to difficulties they face upon entering the system (e.g., separation from parents, adjustment to new caregivers, or multiple placements).

Child Trends analyzed data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) and the National Survey of America's Families (NSAF) and reported findings in a brief, Children in Foster Homes: How Are They Faring? Results show:

Despite these problems, foster children also have a number of protective factors in their favor. For example:

The brief offers a number of implications for policy and practice, including the need to:

A copy of this brief can be obtained from Child Trends at http://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/FosterHomesRB.pdf (PDF - 384 KB). Additional information on NSCAW can be obtained at the Administration on Children and Families website at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/research/project/national-survey-of-child-and-adolescent-well-being-nscaw-1. Additional information on NSAF can be found on the Urban Institute website at http://www.urban.org/center/anf/nsaf.cfm.

Related Items

Find more information about NSCAW and NSAF in previous issues of Children's Bureau Express:

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Interstate Placement for Adoption

Recent research indicates that the adoption of children across State lines takes, on average, 1 year longer than the adoption of a child in an in-State placement (4 years from removal to adoption vs. 3 years). A new analysis of data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) for fiscal year 2000 by Dr. Penelope Maza, senior policy research analyst for the Children's Bureau, suggests these delays occur prior to the child crossing State lines for placement. These and other findings regarding interstate placement were published in a recent edition of The Roundtable, a newsletter from the National Resource Center for Special Needs Adoption (http://www.nrcadoption.org/pdfs/roundtable/V17N2-2003.pdf - 740 KB).

In FY 2000, 6.3 percent of children waiting to be adopted, and 16 percent of children with finalized adoptions, were not living in their home States. The article notes many similarities between children placed out of State and those placed within their home States, including gender distribution, age at removal, and average number of removals. Differences between the groups (including race, age, placement type, and length of stay in care) also are discussed.

The author then reports in detail on the time between various critical events in adoption, to attempt to explain why children adopted out of State tend to achieve permanency later than those adopted in State. She found:

These findings led Dr. Maza to conclude that the delays in interstate placement occurred prior to the children's placement across State lines. Dr. Maza suggests that the delays are a result of a number of factors affecting out-of-State placements, including:

Dr. Maza concludes by noting that practices regarding out-of-State placement may need to be modified to facilitate more timely permanency for these children.

Related Items

An article in the January/February 2004 issue of Child Welfare Journal, "Interjurisdictional Placement of Children in Foster Care," discusses practical challenges to interjurisdictional placements and proposes six areas of focus for policy and practice improvements:

Find ordering information and online abstracts for Child Welfare Journal on the Child Welfare League of America website at www.cwla.org.

For more information about interstate placement, read "Guidebook Encourages Social Workers to Pursue Adoptions Across State Lines" in the March/April 2001 issue of Children's Bureau Express.

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Strategies and Tools for Practice

Resource Kits for Kinship Care and Children's Mental Health

The Child Welfare and Mental Health Division of the Children's Defense Fund recently published two resource kits aimed at improving the health and safety of vulnerable children and their families.

The Kinship Care Resource Kit is designed to help community- and faith-based organizations support grandparents and other relatives raising children whose parents cannot or will not care for them. These kinship caregivers often face unique difficulties due to their age, income level, and barriers to obtaining services.

The Resource Kit offers basic information, strategies for providing support, and lists of resources that community- and faith-based groups can implement and share. Some of the "how to" strategies include:

The Children's Mental Health Resource Kit is designed to help children's advocates promote access to mental health screens and assessments. The goal is to provide the 4 million youth who suffer from a major mental illness with early and regular assessments and access to treatment and support services. The Resource Kit provides a series of fact sheets on the issue as well as practical strategies for addressing the mental health needs of children at the community and State levels.

The Kinship Care Resource Kit can be downloaded at the Children's Defense Fund website at http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/kinship-care-organization-resource-kit.pdf (638 KB), or copies may be obtained by calling (202) 662-3568. Find the Children's Mental Health Resource Kit online at http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/childrens-mental-health-resource-kit.pdf (759 KB), or order copies by calling (202) 662-3575.

Related Items

Generations United has posted an issue brief on their website (www.gu.org/projg&oresour.htm) (Editor's note: Link no longer active) that provides basic data about the numbers and economic circumstances of grandparents raising grandchildren in the United States. The KinNET program of Generations United is offering a video highlighting best practices in supporting grandparents and other kin who are raising children. The video is available by calling (202) 289-3979 (cost is $3 to cover shipping and handling).

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Washington State Programs Address Permanency Outcomes

Two recent reports from Washington State detail strategies to enhance permanency outcomes for children in foster care.

Improving Parents' Representation in Dependency Cases

The Washington State Office of Public Defense (OPD) developed a pilot program in 2000 to provide better legal representation to parents by training their attorneys to communicate regularly and prepare properly, decrease court delays by reducing attorneys' caseloads, and increase the compensation of parents' attorneys to a level closer to the amount spent by the State on pursuing dependency and termination. The OPD implemented the program in both a rural and an urban setting, using funds appropriated by the State legislature to hire additional attorneys, social workers, and support staff and to increase access to other services.

A review of 144 cases found:

A technical assistance brief on the project, "Improving Parents' Representation in Dependency Cases: A Washington State Pilot Program Evaluation," can be accessed on the Permanency Planning for Children Department of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges website at http://www.opd.wa.gov/documents/0047-2003_PRP_Evaluation.pdf (961 KB).

Families for Kids Partnership

In 1998, Washington State's Families for Kids Partnership (FFKP) brought together a statewide coalition of more than 300 individuals from 90 organizations to develop a comprehensive 5-year plan to increase permanency for children in foster care. Participants included a broad range of stakeholders, including court representatives, public defenders, Tribes and Indian organizations, advocates, private agencies, foster and adoptive parents, CASA volunteers, and workers and administrators within the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). The outcomes of this effort, along with next steps, are detailed in the recently published Washington Permanency Report: Families for Kids Partnership 1998-2003.

Efforts focused on six strategic areas:

FFKP is funded through the Stuart Foundation, by the Children's Administration, Casey Family Programs, Children's Home Society of Washington, the Office of the Administrator of the Courts, and the Northwest Children's Fund. For more information about the partnership or copies of this report, visit their website at www.childrenshomesociety.org/2_familiesforkids.htm (Editor's note: Link no longer active).

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Sibling Placement: Research to Practice

Barriers within the child welfare system sometimes keep siblings apart when they enter foster care. However, the authors of "Siblings and Out-of-Home Placement: Best Practices" suggest these barriers can be identified and minimized. The article, which appears in the October-December 2003 issue of Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, summarizes existing research on sibling relationships in families where children have been abused and neglected, discusses the conditions that sometimes lead to separation, and offers practical solutions to support maintaining sibling relationships during placement.

The authors suggest that the first step to removing barriers to sibling placement is for child welfare agencies to establish a policy that, absent a compelling reason, siblings should always be placed together when they enter foster care. The authors acknowledge that implementing such a policy may require a number of procedural changes (in how removal of children is undertaken and how reunification proceeds, for example).

A second step should be the active recruiting of foster and adoptive families that are willing to accept siblings. Knowing how to obtain waivers, such as when space or family size becomes an issue, can be essential.

Finally, the article offers a multidimensional assessment tool to assist caseworkers in evaluating the following issues in sibling cases:

The full text of this article can be found on the Alliance for Children and Families website at www.alliance1.org/fis/.

Related Items

More information about placement of siblings in foster care can be found in previous issues of Children's Bureau Express:

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Child Trends' Guide to Effective Programs

Child Trends has gathered its extensive knowledge of children's programs into a dynamic online Guide to Effective Programs for Children and Youth. The web-based chart provides instant answers about "what works" for a particular age group and desired outcome. Additional details about specific programs are just a click or two away.

For instance, an inquiry into what programs promote good physical health for children up to 6 years old leads to the chart's listing for home visiting services. Clicking on that listing takes the viewer to a new chart that names specific effective programs. In this case, the Nurse-Family Partnership is listed. Clicking on the program name takes the viewer to extensive information about the program, including evaluation results.

The outcome areas covered by this Guide are extensive and include education and cognitive development, social and emotional health, physical health, behavioral problems, and many more. The Guide's visual presentation emphasizes that different programs can contribute to children's development at different ages. The 75 programs evaluated range from prenatal programs to those aimed at young adults. They fall into nine general categories:

Child Trends' web-based Guide promises to offer fast information in a user-friendly format for professionals and policy makers. The Guide to Effective Programs for Children and Youth can be accessed on the Child Trends website at www.childtrends.org/lifecourse/index.htm (Editor's note. This link is no longer active, but visit http://www.childtrends.org/what-works/ to view Child Trends' What Works page.)

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Resources

Preventing Child Maltreatment, Youth Violence, and Domestic Violence

The Journal of Interpersonal Violence confronts the co-occurrence of three types of family violence in its recent special edition, "Finding a Common Agenda for Preventing Child Maltreatment, Youth Violence, and Domestic Violence." The five articles in this volume grew out of a series of meetings among practitioners, policy makers, and researchers who examined the commonalities among these three types of violence and looked for ways to bridge research and prevention efforts.

Articles include:

In the Introduction, the editors set forth an overarching plan for studying child maltreatment, youth violence, and domestic violence by discussing common attributes and cross-cutting issues. They suggest that a growing interest in prevention offers unique opportunities for developing a prevention agenda that addresses all forms of family violence.

The Journal of Interpersonal Violence is available from its publisher, Sage Publications, at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal200855.

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Handbook for Child Welfare Practice

The second edition of Helping in Child Protective Services: A Competency-Based Casework Handbook was recently released. First published in 1992, the Handbook was created to serve as a desk reference of practical information for child protective services (CPS) caseworkers and supervisors. For this latest edition, chapter authors were selected for their expertise and direct service experience in CPS to provide the most up-to-date research and practice information. Topics addressed include:

CPS workers and supervisors will find much practical information, including casework guidance and protocols, that can be used in their day-to-day practice. Chapters contain both instruction and examples; they offer sequences of steps that may be used in investigating or resolving a particular issue. In addition, supervisors and teachers may use the book to support training or teaching. A special emphasis in this edition was placed on culturally responsive practice.

Helping in Child Protective Services: A Competency-Based Casework Handbook may be ordered from the American Humane website at http://www.americanhumane.org/children/professional-resources/special-resources/handbooks.html.

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Strategies for Financing Child Welfare Activities in Tough Times

An article in the January/February 2004 issue of Children's Voice suggests ways child welfare agencies might cut expenses and increase revenues during difficult financial times. Along with helpful background information on how child welfare activities are funded through various Federal programs, the author provides the following suggestions:

A complete copy of the article can be found on the Child Welfare League of America website at www.cwla.org/articles/cv0401toughtimes.htm.

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Funding for "Social Entrepreneurs"

The Draper Richards Foundation provides grants to social entrepreneurs starting new nonprofit organizations. Awards are $100,000 annually for 3 years and may address areas such as education, youth and families, the environment, arts, health, and community and economic development. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Proposed projects must be:

Because only four awards are made each year, funding is highly selective. Applicants should have strong management experience and demonstrate that the proposed project provides innovative methods to address social problems.

For more information, visit the Draper Richards Foundation website at http://www.drkfoundation.org/ or contact the foundation at:

Tel: (415) 616-4050
Fax: (415) 616-4060
Email: info@draperrichards.org

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Research Study: Spirituality in Youth Services

The New England Network for Child, Youth and Family Services and the National Resource Center for Youth Development are conducting a national study to identify promising practices in spiritual programming for adolescents. Researchers are currently seeking information from agencies that provide spiritual programming to adolescents aged 14 to 22 years. Spiritual interventions may be religious or secular, but the agencies should have been providing such services for at least 3 years. Researchers will select 8 to 10 agencies for onsite visits, interviews, and review of evaluation data. Results will be disseminated in 2005. Agencies interested in submitting data can complete the online form available at www.nenetwork.org/research/sys.html (Editor's note: Link no longer active).

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Grants.gov Offers a Single Source for Information About Federal Grants

Launched in late 2003, Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) is the one-stop shop for information on Federal grants. A total of 26 Federal agencies, including the Departments of Health and Human Services, Justice, and Education, now post all grant announcements on Grants.gov.

Key features of the website include:

In addition, Grants.gov offers customer support services that include a tutorial, user guide, frequently asked questions, and email support. The Government hopes this site will save time for prospective applicants searching for grant opportunities and preparing applications. The online applications are easy to use and can be downloaded and completed offline, giving applicants greater flexibility.

Grants.gov was developed though a collaborative effort of 11 Federal agencies, led by the Department of Health and Human Services. A number of market research efforts, including in-depth stakeholder interviews and meetings, are being conducted to ensure that stakeholders have input into the site's development. Future phases will include grant reporting and closeout functions.

Related Items

The 2004 Children's Bureau discretionary grant announcements will be published soon on Grants.gov and in the Federal Register. There will be several separate CB funding announcements this year, rather than one consolidated announcement. They may not all be released at the same time. If you have questions about the 2004 funding announcements, call the ACYF Operations Center at (866) 796-1591.

ACYF Grant Web (www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/grantreview/) offers a searchable database of abstracts for grants funded by the Administration for Children, Youth and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Editor's note: The previous link is no longer active, but visit http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/ to view ACF funding opportunity announcements.) The site also contains information for individuals seeking to become grant reviewers. For more information, see "New Online Database of ACYF-Funded Programs" in the September 2003 issue and "Assistance for Prospective Grant Reviewers and Recipients" in the April 2003 issue of Children's Bureau Express.

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Training and Conferences

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information Launches New Training Resource

A new section of the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information website (http://nccanch.acf.hhs.gov) enables trainers, practitioners, social work educators, and other professionals to locate the most current workforce development/training information and materials for the child welfare workforce.

The Workforce Development/Training Resources section provides searchable databases of the following:

The site also offers opportunities to share information with colleagues about workforce development/training conferences and other training resources. To learn more, visit http://nccanch.acf.hhs.gov/profess/workforce/index.cfm.

(Editor's note: Links no longer active)

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Conferences

Upcoming national conferences on adoption and child welfare through June 2004 include:

April

May

June

Further details about national and regional adoption and child welfare conferences can be found in the Conference Calendar on Child Welfare Information Gateway: www.childwelfare.gov/calendar

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