• Sept / Oct 2006
  • Vol. 7, No. 7

News From the Children's Bureau

  • Child Welfare 1 Year After Katrina
    At the 1-year anniversary of the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Federal initiatives for child welfare continue to be developed. Some of the recent events include a Children's Bureau...
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  • New AFCARS Report Highlights Positive Trends
    The most recent data from the Children's Bureau's Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) show (1) reductions in the number of children in foster care and in the number...
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  • National Adoption Month Website
    In anticipation of National Adoption Month in November, the 2006 National Adoption Month website, funded by the Children's Bureau, is now available. Partners in developing and launching the...
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  • Child Welfare Information Gateway Takes Off
    Since its opening on June 20, Child Welfare Information Gateway has proven to be a popular destination for child welfare professionals. As a service of the Children's Bureau, Child Welfare...
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  • Comments Invited on Proposed Chafee National Youth in Transition Database
    The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing new regulations that will require States to collect and report data to ACF on youth who receive independent living services and on...
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  • Worker Recruitment and Retention Project in North Carolina
    In an effort to improve the recruitment, selection, and retention of child welfare workers, researchers from the Jordan Institute for Families at the University of North Carolina (UNC) are...
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  • New Information Gateway Adoption Products
    Child Welfare Information Gateway recently posted four adoption products on its website for free download or online ordering. Each offers new or substantially revised information. Visit the...
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  • Quality Improvement Center Launched
    The National Quality Improvement Center on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services (QIC PCW) is a 5-year knowledge development initiative through a cooperative agreement among the Children's...
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  • Connecting Adoptive Families With Waiting Children
    AdoptUsKids has published a new guidebook, "Finding a Fit That Will Last a Lifetime: A Guide to Connecting Adoptive Families With Waiting Children." The guide was written to help caseworkers...
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  • The Roundtable Online
    The latest issue of "The Roundtable," the electronic newsletter published by the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Adoption, leads off with an informative article by Penny Maza, Ph.D.,...
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  • New Information Packet on Repeat Maltreatment
    The National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning has released an information packet on the issue of responding to repeat maltreatment. The 12-page packet includes...
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