• February 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 1

News From the Children's Bureau

  • Children's Bureau Welcomes New Acting Associate Commissioner
    Christine Calpin, former Associate Director of the Child Care Bureau, has joined the Children's Bureau as Acting Associate Commissioner. Ms. Calpin brings extensive experience in child welfare...
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  • 2007 Adoption Excellence Awards
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services honored 15 individuals and organizations with Adoption Excellence Awards in eight different categories recognizing the recipients' contributions to...
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  • New Spanish Adoption Campaign Launches
    A new Spanish-language public service advertisement (PSA) campaign to encourage prospective parents to adopt from the U.S. foster care system was recently launched by the U.S. Department of Health...
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  • Training Supervisors to Retain Workers
    A partnership between the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and the University of Iowa School of Social Work has led to a collaborative project aimed at improving the recruitment and...
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  • Nominations for the National Child Welfare Leadership Institute
    The National Child Welfare Leadership Institute (NCWLI) is seeking nominations for participants. The purpose of the NCWLI is to develop and enhance leadership skills among midlevel managers in...
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  • Comment Period Opens for AFCARS Changes
    The Children's Bureau has published a notice of proposed rulemaking for implementing improvements in the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). The changes will affect...
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  • States Use CFSR Results to Address Mental Health Care Challenges
    Most children in the child welfare system have experienced significant trauma and are in need of effective mental health services. A recent study analyzed findings from the first round of the...
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  • SACWIS Technical Assistance Materials Now Available
    The Children's Bureau Division of State Systems has posted webcasts, webinars, PowerPoint presentations, and documents to help States with their Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information...
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  • Be a Grant Reviewer (Students, too!)
    Each spring, the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recruits reviewers and panel chairpersons for its grant programs,...
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  • AIA Program Guides on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS
    A new publication series from the National Abandoned Infants Assistance (AIA) Program focuses on challenges facing families affected by parental substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS. Each guide...
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  • Primer Hands On - Child Welfare
    The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI) recently introduced comprehensive training materials to help stakeholders build systems of care for children and...
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  • Strengthening Child Welfare Supervision
    The fall 2007 issue of "Child Welfare Matters" focuses on how agencies can support and strengthen the role of supervisors in child welfare. The lead article outlines key steps agencies can take to...
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  • New Hot Topics for the NRCFCPPP
    The National Resource Center on Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (NRCFCPPP) recently added new webpages to its extensive list of hot topics. The webpage on Latino child welfare...
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  • New! On the Children's Bureau Site
    The Children's Bureau website carries information on child welfare programs, funding, monitoring, training and technical assistance, laws, statistics, research, Federal reporting, and much more....
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