• May 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 4

News From the Children's Bureau

  • New AFCARS Report on Adoption and Foster Care Numbers
    The Children's Bureau has released the latest national statistics on adoption and foster care for FY 2006 in the "Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Report #14". The...
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  • Nominations Open for the 2008 Adoption Excellence Awards
    Each year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) presents Adoption Excellence Awards to recognize individuals, families, and...
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  • CFSRs Prompt New Family Engagement Strategies
    A review of reports from the first round of the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) found that most States fell short on ratings of family engagement. Only seven States received a rating of...
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  • RURAL Child Welfare Training in California
    With a focus on improving the practice of child welfare workers in rural California, the California Institute on Human Services (CIHS) of Sonoma State University has developed the RURAL (Resources...
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  • Legal Resources on Information Gateway
    As a service of the Children’s Bureau, Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare professionals to a variety of important information, including information on Federal and State laws...
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  • State Guidelines for Prospective Adoptive and Foster Parents
    A new information service is now available from AdoptUsKids that offers information to child welfare professionals and prospective adoptive and foster parents who want to learn more about State...
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  • Expediting Permanency for Abandoned Infants
    "Expediting Permanency for Abandoned Infants: Guidelines for State Policies and Procedures," an updated monograph by the National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, reviews State...
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  • Comparing Family Preservation Programs
    The National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning has published a factsheet comparing and contrasting different family preservation programs. A table format is used...
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  • National Women's Health Week
    An alliance of national organizations will join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in celebrating National Women's Health Week, May 11–17, to raise awareness about manageable steps...
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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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