• July/August 2010
  • Vol. 11, No. 6

News From the Children's Bureau

Find links to the latest news, including the President's Fatherhood Initiative, changes at ACF, a new Report to Congress, and more.

  • Nazario Resignation
    Carmen Nazario, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, is resigning her post effective July 16. Nominated by President Obama, her nomination was confirmed by the Senate on September 23,...

  • The President's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative
    On June 21, President Obama announced his new Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative. The initiative addresses father absence in America through partnerships with fatherhood and family-serving...

  • ACF Grants Available
    The Administration for Children and Families has announced new funding opportunities with summer deadlines, including the following Children's Bureau discretionary grants: * Diligent...

  • Report to Congress on Grants to Help Children Affected by Parental Substance Abuse
    The Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-288) provided authorization and funding to implement the Targeted Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the...

  • Site Visit: Changing Systems to Improve Family Engagement
    An effort is underway in Fairfax County, VA, to make organizational changes within the Department of Family Services to improve engagement with families involved in the child welfare system. The...

  • Updates From the T&TA Network
    The Children's Bureau's 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...

  • 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....