• May 2000
  • Vol. 1, No. 3

News From the Children's Bureau

  • Applications Sought for FY 2000 Children's Bureau Discretionary Grants
    Heads up if your organization seeks funding opportunities in the areas of adoption, child abuse and neglect, or child welfare. The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACF) proposes to...

  • Courts Issue Rulings on State Versions of "Megan's Law"
    All 50 States now have implemented "Megan's Law," the Federal law enacted in 1996 that requires States to release any relevant information about registered sex offenders necessary to maintain and...

  • Help with Recruiting Adoptive Families
    The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) was awarded Federal funds in 1998 to support President Clinton's Adoption 2002 initiative through activities related to adoptive family...

  • DHHS Seeks Nominations for Adoption 2002 Awards
    Nominate a person or organization for an Adoption 2002 Excellence Award. The awards recognize individuals and groups who make exemplary contributions toward meeting national goals in achieving...

  • List of Nomination Categories for Adoption 2002 Excellence Awards
    Nominees for Adoption 2002 Excellence Awards should have demonstrated clear and measurable success in one of the award categories. * Increased Adoptions. Recognition of a State or States...

  • New Monograph Released on Voluntary Relinquishment
    The National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center (AIA) has released a new publication providing an in-depth look at voluntary relinquishment. "Voluntary Relinquishment of Parental...

  • HHS Promotes Responsible Fatherhood
    An HHS initiative to promote "responsible fatherhood" will address domestic violence and substance abuse among other issues. The inititiative is aimed at encouraging young, unmarried fathers to...

  • Most Recent National Statistics Show a Decrease in Incidents of Child Abuse and Neglect
    The Department of Health and Human Services reported in April that the incidence rate of child abuse and neglect declined in 1998 for the fifth consecutive year. States reported 900,000 children...

  • Children's Bureau Adds Prevention Focus to Child Welfare Demonstration Projects
    The Department of Health and Human Services has included prevention as one of several topics of interest that States may choose to address in applying for a waiver under the Child Welfare...