• September 2014
  • Vol. 15, No. 8

News From the Children's Bureau

This month we highlight a new commission charged with developing a national strategy for reducing fatalities resulting from child abuse and neglect. We also feature an upcoming funding opportunity to improve outcomes for disconnected youth.

  • Associate Commissioner's Page
    The following is the monthly message from JooYeun Chang, the Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau. Each message focuses on the current CBX Spotlight theme and highlights the Bureau's...

  • Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities
    The Protect Our Kids Act of 2012, signed by President Barack Obama on January 14, 2013, established the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF). The Commission is...

  • New Spotlight Report on Well-Being
    The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) released a new research brief on child well-being highlighting data collected from the...

  • Performance Partnership Pilots
    An upcoming opportunity to improve outcomes for disconnected youth aims to help this vulnerable population make successful transitions to adulthood. The Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) will...

  • Building Capacity to Improve Program Evaluation in Child Welfare
    Program evaluation plays a critical role in strengthening child welfare practice. In recent years, the Children's Bureau (CB) has supported several efforts to improve evaluation in child welfare,...

  • Tribal Evaluation Workgroup
    American Indian and Alaska Native communities face unique challenges when participating in program evaluation. Historically, Tribes have experienced intrusive research and judgmental evaluations...

  • Framework for Effective Practice
    Because child welfare programs and services often miss opportunities to help identify, determine, and communicate which interventions work and how they can be consistently implemented, the...

  • Regional Partnership Grants Cross-Site Evaluation
    The Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006 authorized 5-year partnership grants to support collaboration among child welfare and substance abuse treatment agencies. The goal of these...

  • CB Website Updates
    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. ...