- October 2009
- Vol. 10, No. 8
- Children's Bureau Express
- Spotlight on Cultural Competence
Spotlight on Cultural Competence
This month, CBX rounds up some of the newest information on cultural competence, including examples of programs and strategies from across the country, as well as resources from the T&TA Network that can help you evaluate and implement culturally competent practices.
- Confirmation of New Assistant Secretary for Children and Families
On September 23, the U.S. Senate confirmed Carmen Nazario as Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. She will oversee the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), which includes the...
- Making the Connection: Linking Discretionary Grant Work With State Planning and Program and Improvement Activities
Recognizing the importance of collaboration between its funded discretionary grant projects and the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs), the Children's Bureau (CB) implemented a new process...
- $35 Million Awarded in Adoption Incentives
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that 38 States and Puerto Rico will receive Adoption Incentive funds to reward their progress in increasing the number of children...
- Site Visit: Training Supervisors to Improve Outcomes for Iowa Youth
A new training program helps Iowa child welfare supervisors work with caseworkers and communities to improve outcomes for youth transitioning from foster care to independence. The University of...
- Indicators of Child Well-Being
"America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009" presents important national key indicators affecting children's lives. Developed by the Federal Interagency Forum on...
- New Study Examines Trends in CPS Practice
A new report released by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) examines how the delivery of child...
- Updates From the T&TA Network
The Children's Bureau's Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Network continues to produce resources that can help States and Tribes in their work with children and families. Some recent...
- 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....