• November 2016
  • Vol. 17, No. 8

News From the Children's Bureau

We highlight the 2016 Adoption Excellence Awards, new guidance from the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services, newly released Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data, and more.

  • Adoption Excellence Awards 2016
    Each year, the Children's Bureau announces the winners of the Adoption Excellence Awards as part of its celebration of National Adoption Month in November. Since 1997, the Children's Bureau has...

  • Number of Children in Foster Care Increases for the Third Consecutive Year
    Newly released data show the number of children in foster care nationally has increased for the third year in a row. Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data...

  • New Joint Guidance on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
    On October 19, 2016, the Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services issued a joint guidance letter to State and local child welfare systems on the requirements of title VI...

  • Standardized Safety and Risk Assessments and Tribal Communities
    The child welfare field has seen the increased development and use of standardized tools to improve the assessment of child safety and risk for child maltreatment in families. However, most tools...

  • Collaborations for Strengthening Families and Improving Outcomes
    The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) recently announced a number of new public and private sector commitments focused on strengthening families and improving outcomes for...

  • Treating Pregnant Women With Opioid Use Disorders
    Noting the sharp increase in the use of opioids across the country, even among pregnant women, a new guide highlights the benefits of a coordinated, multisystem approach to providing services to...

  • 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. ...