• April 2020
  • Vol. 21, No. 3

News From the Children's Bureau

Read about the Children's Bureau's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including guidance on how to continue to support families during a time of social distancing and the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also included in this section are what's new for this year's National Child Abuse Prevention Month initiative and the 2019/2020 Prevention Resource Guide, a handbook explaining how the prevention services clearinghouse will review programs to determine their eligibility for title IV-E funding, a webpage that provides up-to-date information on title IV-E programs, and a brief listing of the latest additions to the Children's Bureau website.

  • This Is the Moment for Community
    Written by Jerry Milner and David KellyWe are hearing about families and young people facing incredibly difficult situations every day. The public health crisis is exacerbating poverty and...

  • Message on COVID-19 From the Children’s Bureau
    The Children's Bureau created a webpage with the latest information on COVID-19, which is caused by the coronavirus, that includes everyday preventive actions to avoid infection as well as the...

  • Letter From Jerry Milner to Child Welfare Leaders Regarding COVID-19
    Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, issued a letter for child welfare leaders (PDF - 444 KB) that provides adjustments that can help child welfare professionals continue...

  • Letter From Jerry Milner to Child Welfare Legal and Judicial Leaders
    Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, issued a letter to child welfare legal and judicial leaders (PDF - 324 KB) that provides guidance to those in the legal community on...

  • Virtual Town Hall for Older Youth in Foster Care on COVID-19
    On March 19, 2020, the Children's Bureau, in collaboration with Think of Us, hosted a virtual town hall for older youth in foster care and child welfare leaders, including state commissioners and...

  • April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
    Every April, the Children's Bureau observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM) to raise public awareness of child abuse and neglect, recommit efforts and resources aimed at protecting...

  • Federal Handbook Sets Standards for Reviewing Programs Designed to Keep Families Together
    A handbook from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, which is housed within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,...

  • 2019/2020 Prevention Resource Guide
    The 2019/2020 Prevention Resource Guide is now available on the National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM) website. Focusing on strengths and supporting families, the Prevention Resource Guide...

  • Title IV-E Prevention Program Information Available on the Children's Bureau Website
    The Children's Bureau website has the following pages that feature information on the Family First Prevention Services Act and the title IV-E prevention program: * Title IV-E Prevention...

  • Children's Bureau 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. ...