• April 2009
  • Vol. 10, No. 3

News From the Children's Bureau

CBX links you to the latest information from the Children's Bureau's Acting Associate Commissioner, grant announcements, site visits to Children's Bureau-funded programs, and national child maltreatment statistics.

  • From the Acting Associate Commissioner's Office
    "The following is an update from the Children's Bureau's Acting Associate Commissioner, Joe Bock, on the Fostering Connections legislation and how the Children's Bureau is providing guidance on...

  • HHS Releases 2007 Statistics on Child Abuse and Neglect
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released "Child Maltreatment 2007", an annual report of data collected from the States' child protective services (CPS) agencies via the...

  • CB Grant Update
    The Children's Bureau continues to post discretionary grant announcements for National Resource Centers (NRCs) and other initiatives. Recent announcements include the following: * Rigorous...

  • Early Deadline for Adoption Excellence Awards Nominations
    Each year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) presents Adoption Excellence Awards to recognize individuals, families, and...

  • Updates From the T&TA Network
    The members of the Children's Bureau Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Network offer a variety of new resources to help States and Tribes achieve better outcomes for children and families...

  • Site Visit: A Youth-Driven Curriculum for Supervisors
    To reinforce the abilities of youth in foster care about to transition to an independent life and enhance their chances of success, the University of Houston collaborated with the Texas Department...

  • Court Improvement Program Community of Practice
    The Court Improvement Program (CIP) has launched a new online community for all who are concerned with child welfare and the court system. The CIP Community of Practice is an open exchange of...

  • Site Visit: Tribal Program for Strengthening Parental Protectiveness
    The Choctaw Children's Advocacy Center (CCAC) has developed a new program to prevent recurrences of child abuse by building protective behaviors in nonoffending parents and caregivers. Project...

  • Effective Contracts for Privatizing Child Welfare Services
    As many public child welfare agencies rely on the private sector to help them provide the full array of services children and families need, the quality of privatized services is a critical...

  • New! On the Children's Bureau Site
    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....