• October 2010
  • Vol. 11, No. 8

News From the Children's Bureau

Find links to the latest Federal child welfare news, including new foster care and adoption statistics, the latest from the T&TA Network, reports from other U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies, and more.

  • $39 Million Awarded in Adoption Incentives
    On September 15, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the award of $39 million to 38 States and Puerto Rico for increasing the number of children adopted from foster...

  • AFCARS Shows Reductions in Foster Care Population
    At the end of August, the Children's Bureau posted new statistics on the numbers of children involved with the child welfare system. Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS)...

  • Collection of NYTD Data Begins
    October 1, 2010, marks the launch of the first national data collection dedicated to understanding the transitions of youth from foster care to independent living, the National Youth in Transition...

  • New User Manuals Highlight Community Partnership and First Responders
    The Children's Bureau has developed two new publications in its popular User Manual series. The two resources, available for free download from the Child Welfare Information Gateway website,...

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

  • NSCAW Findings on the Status of Children
    The Administration for Children and Families' Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) recently released three new research briefs based on data from the National Survey of Child and...

  • OPRE Updates Program Managers' Guide to Evaluation
    The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has updated The Program Manager's Guide to Evaluation. The guide explains the value...

  • CDC Offers Resources on Shaken Baby Syndrome
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently posted a new page in its Injury Prevention & Control web section on traumatic brain injury and shaken baby syndrome (SBS). The new...

  • 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....