• June 2015
  • Vol. 16, No. 5

News From the Children's Bureau

This month's "Associate Commissioner's Page" features part two of a conversation between the Associate Commissioner and a young foster care alumna, in which they discuss challenges often faced by youth transitioning to independent living. Nominations for the annual Adoption Excellence Awards are now being accepted, and a new issue brief on immigration and child welfare is now available.

  • 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 Children's Bureau Express Spotlight theme and...

  • Nomination Open for Adoption Excellence Awards
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Children's Bureau established the Adoption Excellence Awards in 1997 to honor States, local agencies, private organizations, courts, businesses,...

  • Issue Brief on Immigration and Child Welfare
    A new resource from Child Welfare Information Gateway explores child welfare's work with immigrant children and families and examines current issues related to immigration and child welfare....

  • Certificate Program on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
    Georgetown University in Washington, DC, will host the 2015 School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program: "Fostering Success for Youth at Risk." From September 28 to October 2, school...

  • CFSR Factsheet for Tribes
    The Children's Bureau developed a series of factsheets to help specific groups better understand the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs), with one highlighting issues that are pertinent to...

  • Health Screenings for Children in Foster Care
    To ensure children in foster care receive the health services needed to address their medical, developmental, and mental health issues, the Social Security Act requires that States have a plan for...

  • 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. ...