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  • July/August 2017
  • Vol. 18, No. 5

Spotlight on Engaging Fathers

This month's CBX spotlight features articles about how having an involved father can lead to better outcomes for children, how responsible fatherhood programs can benefit from fathers’ accounts of the challenges of co-parenting, how community-based organizations can address challenges to fathers and their children and provide solutions in their fatherhood programs, and a three-part web series that explores partnerships between child welfare agencies and community fatherhood organizations that work toward engaging fathers and paternal-side family members.

  • Reviewing 15 Years of Father Involvement Initiatives
    Since 2001, the National Family Preservation Network (NFPN) has worked to incorporate father involvement into every aspect of child welfare policies, programs, and practice. NFPN's report,...
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  • Evaluating Fathers' Views of Co-Parenting Relationships
    Parents and Children Together (PACT) is a large-scale, multicomponent project to evaluate four responsible fatherhood (RF) programs that were funded from 2011 to 2015 by the Office of Family...
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  • Benefits of Fatherhood Programs in Community-Based Organizations
    Fathers in the United States—particularly those who participate in fatherhood programs—can face many challenges to being present for their children. These challenges include...
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  • Three-Part Podcast Series on Engaging Fathers
    Child Welfare Information Gateway recently posted the third and final installment in its podcast series on engaging fathers. The series explores partnerships between child welfare agencies and...
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  • The Family Engagement Inventory: A Brief Cross-Disciplinary Synthesis
    The Family Engagement Inventory (FEI) was designed to enable professionals in the fields of child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, education, and early childhood education to access...
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  • Integration of Early Childhood Data
    Early childhood programs have been shown to positively impact children's lives and future outcomes. Integrating and linking data collected from these programs by using a framework often referred...
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  • Special Issue of Child Welfare Now Available
    A special two-part issue of the journal Child Welfare titled, "Improving the Use and Usefulness of Research Evidence," highlights many of the key components needed to improve outcomes...
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  • 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. ...
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  • The Power of the Adolescent Brain
    The video "The Power of the Adolescent Brain With Frances Jensen," produced by the Office of Adolescent Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is part of the TAG...
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  • Changing Trends in U.S. Family Dynamics
    The dynamics of the family unit have changed significantly since the 1960s, with an upswing in the number of complex families that include multiple adult parents across households, stepfamilies,...
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  • Foster Care Alumni Discuss Transitioning From Care
    "Young People Transitioning From Foster Care" is part of the CaseyCast podcast series produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. This podcast focuses on the experiences of two foster...
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  • Workforce Development Planning & Assessment Toolkit
    The Workforce Development Planning & Assessment Toolkit, produced by the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, is a companion resource to the Workforce Development Framework (WDF). The...
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  • Finding and Supporting Adoptive Families for Children in Foster Care
    According to recent estimates, there are approximately 111,820 children waiting to be adopted in the United States, and more than half of the parents of these children have had their parental...
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  • Evidence-Based Treatments for Depression in Children and Youth
    The webinar "Evidence-Based Treatments for Depression in Children and Youth," presented by Christopher Bellonci, M.D., medical director of the National Technical Assistance Network for...
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  • School Climate Improvement Resource Package
    The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments has developed the School Climate Improvement Resource Package (SCIRP) to help schools and districts improve educational environments...
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  • Training for Adoption Competency
    The Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) curriculum was designed exclusively for mental health professionals by the Center for Adoption Support and Education in collaboration with a national...
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  • Conferences
    Upcoming national conferences and events on child welfare and adoption in July and August 2017 include the following: July * Supporting Youth in the Child Welfare System: Implementation...
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