• July/August 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 6

News From the Children's Bureau

  • New Child Welfare Outcomes Report Released
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released "Child Welfare Outcomes 2002-2005: Report to Congress," the seventh in a series of reports designed to inform Congress, the States,...
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  • Promising Practices in Diligent Recruitment of Foster and Adoptive Families
    Recruiting foster and adoptive parents who reflect the race and ethnicity of the children in foster care not only helps agencies meet Federal requirements, it also is a hallmark of best practice...
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  • Innovative Recruitment Strategies: The Latino Family Institute
    A number of programs have received Adoption Opportunities grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau to carry out demonstration projects designed to improve...
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  • Resources for Diligent and Targeted Recruitment
    The following resources offer ideas, promising practices, and strategies for States and agencies seeking new ways to recruit adoptive and foster parents who reflect the race and ethnicity of...
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  • Legislative Background of the Multiethnic Placement Act
    The Multiethnic Placement Act (MEPA) was signed into law on October 20, 1994, in response to concerns that many children, in particular those from minority groups, were spending long periods of...
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  • Developing Models for Workforce Recruitment and Retention
    The cost of workforce turnover in the child welfare field is twofold: There is the expense of recruiting and training workers—and then doing it all over again when those workers leave after only a...
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  • Collaboration Leads to Culturally Responsive Curriculum
    A unique international collaboration has produced a culturally responsive training curriculum for child welfare professionals working with Latino children and families in Illinois. The Loyola...
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  • Building on the Strengths of Rural Child Welfare Practice in North Carolina
    In order to enhance the effectiveness of rural child welfare workers and supervisors in North Carolina, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has developed the Rural Success Project, a...
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  • Final Days to Apply for CB Grants
    A number of grant opportunities from the Children's Bureau (CB) have July 2008 deadlines. For more information, visit the Open Funding Opportunities webpage on the Administration for Children and...
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  • The Source Focuses on Economic Self-Sufficiency
    The spring 2008 issue of the National Abandoned Infants Assistance (AIA) Resource Center's "The Source" is a special issue on economic self-sufficiency for families affected by HIV and/or...
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  • National Youth in Transition Database Webinar Materials
    Materials from the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) webinar held by the Children's Bureau on April 10, 2008, are now available from the National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data...
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  • National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Call for Abstracts
    The 17th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Children's Bureau Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN), will be held...
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  • Strengthening Marriages and Families Affected by Incarceration
    Thirteen programs around the country were funded in 2006 under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Responsible Fatherhood, Marriage, and Family Strengthening Grants for...
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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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