• May 2020
  • Vol. 21, No. 4

News From the Children's Bureau

Read a letter from Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, thanking the child welfare workforce for their tireless efforts during this challenging time and a webpage on 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 are what's new for this year's National Foster Care Month initiative, information on a new initiative from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development aimed at preventing youth homelessness, a podcast featuring Jerry Milner that emphasizes the need to support families and the importance of community-based collaboration, and a brief list of the latest updates to the Children's Bureau website.

  • Letter of Thanks to the Child Welfare Workforce
    Dear Colleagues in the Child Welfare Workforce, I am writing to acknowledge the incredible work you are doing under conditions of unparalleled difficulty and to offer my sincere thanks for your...

  • 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...

  • What the Children’s Bureau Wants Parents to Know About Their Rights During the Pandemic
    During these already challenging and uncertain times, families involved with child welfare may be dealing with additional stresses and negative situations as courts remain closed, hearings are...

  • May Is National Foster Care Month
    This year's National Foster Care Month (NFCM) theme, "Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents," highlights the importance of strengthening families and supporting...

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Announces Foster Youth Housing Initiative
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative (PDF - 64 KB), which is intended to prevent homelessness among youth involved...

  • Changing the Face of Foster Care Podcast
    A new podcast from the Child Welfare Information Gateway Podcast Series features a conversation with Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, about the role of foster care as...

  • 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. ...