• March 2005
  • Vol. 6, No. 2

Resources

  • Education Advocacy To Help Children in Foster Care
    Children and youth in foster care often have many unmet education needs due to multiple placements, undiagnosed or untreated special needs, confusion about who has decision-making authority...
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  • The Handbook of International Adoption Medicine
    Since 1989, American families have adopted more than 167,000 children from other countries, but the unique needs of these children sometimes go unrecognized by medical practitioners. For instance,...
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  • Understanding Adoption Subsidies Using AFCARS Data
    The relationship between adoption subsidies and adoption outcomes was the focus of a study recently released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary...
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  • Legal Issues and Child Welfare Practice
    In an unconventional critique of the child welfare system, titled "Child Welfare in the Legal Setting," author T. M. O'Brien offers a critical and interpretive study of the legal system...
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  • Impact of the Foster Care Independence Act on Foster Youth
    The Foster Care Independence Act (FCIA) of 1999 resulted in more funds and services being available to youth aging out of foster care. This was one conclusion of a recently released U.S....
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  • Outcome-Based Child Welfare Practice
    A new website provides child welfare professionals with training and information on incorporating outcomes from the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) into best practices. The Outcome-Based...
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  • Court Topics on Child Welfare
    The National Center on State Courts (NCSC) now has a helpful feature on its website, CourTopics, which covers the Center's comprehensive collection of resources. For each topic in the alphabetical...
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  • A New Legal Resource From the Clearinghouses
    The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse have released a new resource as part of their collection of legal information....
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  • Scholarships for Foster Children in Postsecondary Programs
    The Casey Family Scholars Program provides up to $10,000 for foster children to attend college or other types of postsecondary training programs. Administered by the Orphan Foundation of America...
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  • A.L. Mailman Family Foundation
    The A.L. Mailman Family Foundation supports national or regional projects in the early childhood field. The average grant is $25,000 for a 1-year period. The Foundation funds a wide variety of...
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  • Email Services on Funding and Fundraising
    Free email services on funding and fundraising topics abound on the web. These services provide up-to-the-minute information on everything from the latest RFP to new trends in fundraising. Below...
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