• November 2005
  • Vol. 6, No. 9

News From the Children's Bureau

  • HHS Awards $41 Million to States for Child Abuse Prevention
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $41 million in funding to 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories for community-based child abuse prevention...
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  • Update on Hurricane Aid and Resources From HHS
    Federal, State, and local governments continue to respond to the needs of children and families affected by Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Families at risk before the hurricanes are particularly...
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  • Children's Bureau Discretionary Grant Awards and Competitive Cooperative Agreements
    The Children's Bureau has announced the award of discretionary grants that will provide funding for projects, services, and training in five areas: * Abandoned infants comprehensive service...
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  • Flexible Funding for Innovative Programming
    Since the mid-1990s, the Federal Government has encouraged innovative child welfare practices through the use of waivers that permit States more flexibility in spending Federal dollars. Under the...
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  • Reducing Medical Neglect of Infants and Toddlers
    Young children involved with the child welfare system have an urgent need for comprehensive health and developmental assessments, and they often need medical services. However, obtaining...
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  • Child Welfare Outcomes 2002
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau has just released "Child Welfare Outcomes 2002: Annual Report to Congress." This is the fifth year in which data from the...
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  • Funding States' Program Improvement Plans
    All States were required to develop and implement Program Improvement Plans (PIPs) after the first round of Federal Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs). As States developed these PIPs, they...
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  • Getting Fathers Involved in Early Childhood Programs
    The National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (FRIENDS) has released another issue in its series of "Learning Tools." This issue, "Promoting Father Involvement in...
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  • Stakeholder Involvement in Child Welfare
    The Fall 2005 issue of "Child Welfare Matters," published by the National Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI), is devoted to the importance of stakeholder involvement in...
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  • States' Child Welfare Responses to Substance Abuse
    State child welfare agencies have developed a variety of programs to respond to substance abuse by parents. To aid in the dissemination of promising practices for dealing with issues that involve...
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