• June 2004
  • Vol. 5, No. 5

News From the Children's Bureau

  • National Campaign Urges Americans to Adopt
    More than 500,000 U.S. children are in foster care; approximately 129,000 are waiting for someone to adopt them. The United States Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for...

  • Mental Health Issues Documented in Child and Family Services Reviews
    States report an ongoing lack of mental health services for children in the child welfare system, but strategies to address this deficit are being developed, according to a recent analysis of...

  • Project MECCA (Men Embracing Children Collectively through Adoption)
    In Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Project MECCA (Men Embracing Children Collectively through Adoption) is taking a fresh approach to finding families for children in the foster care...

  • Report Assesses Child Welfare Performance Outcomes
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children's Bureau has released "Child Welfare Outcomes 2001: Annual Report to Congress". Now in its fourth year, this report provides...

  • SAMHSA Hosts Webcast on Grant Application Process
    Through its various Centers, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sometimes provides funding for projects that focus on the overlap of child maltreatment and...

  • Youth Development Perspective on Child and Family Services Reviews
    The National Resource Center for Youth Development (NRCYD) recently analyzed States' Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) and Program Improvement Plans (PIPs) to identify issues specifically...

  • Reunification Promising Practices
    The Spring 2004 issue of "Permanency Planning Today," a publication of the National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning, focuses on some important components of successful...

  • Assessment Training for Medical Providers
    The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement has developed a video and supportive materials to help train medical students and primary health care providers in...