• June 2016
  • Vol. 17, No. 4

News From the Children's Bureau

CBX points to new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations for child welfare information systems. We also join the American Bar Association's Center on Children and the Law and its national partners in recognizing National Reunification Month, and we highlight an HHS factsheet on health-care coverage for homeless youth and youth at risk of homelessness.

  • New Rule for Child Welfare Information Systems
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published regulations for a new case management information system to help State and Tribal title IV-E agencies better develop and support their...

  • White House Foster Care and Technology Hackathon
    Last month, during National Foster Care Month, the White House, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Think of Us hosted the first White House Foster Care and Technology Hackathon....

  • National Reunification Month
    By Mimi Laver, Director, Legal Education, American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law The spring of 2016 is a special time for families and the professionals who support them....

  • New Reunification Factsheet for Families
    When children are placed in foster care, it can be very stressful for everyone in the family. Families can have lots of questions, and they may feel anxious, worried, or overwhelmed. But foster...

  • Permanency Innovations Initiative Training/Technical Assistance Resources
    Throughout the Federal Government, there is a push to build an evidence base and use it to improve the effectiveness of human services programs. With this in mind, the Administration for Children...

  • Health Services for Homeless Youth
    Homeless youth or youth at risk of homelessness may have difficulty accessing services due to unstable housing or low-income situations. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions...

  • New Diligent Recruitment Resources
    The National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment (NRCDR) at AdoptUSKids published two new resources for States and Tribes: * Diligent Recruitment Planning Tool for Tribes: A Tribal...

  • Advancing Evidence Base in Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Policy
    Given finite Federal resources and the importance of accountability, there has been increasing movement toward building an evidence base to use in improving the effectiveness of human service...

  • Tribal Grants: Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction Program
    The Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is soliciting applications for its new Grants to Tribal Governments to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction...

  • CB Website Updates
    The Children's Bureau website hosts information on child welfare programs, funding, monitoring, training and technical assistance, laws, statistics, research, Federal reporting, and much more. ...