• November 2015
  • Vol. 16, No. 8

News From the Children's Bureau

This month's "Commissioner's Page" shares the stories and experiences of two youth who were adopted from foster care in their late teens. We also highlight the Capacity Building Center for States' Continuous Quality Improvement Training Academy and the 2015 Adoption Excellence Awards.

  • Commissioner's Page
    The following is the monthly message from Rafael López, the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families. Each message focuses on the current Children's Bureau Express...

  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Training Academy
    The CQI Training Academy, a learning experience sponsored by the Capacity Building Center for States, which is part of the Children's Bureau Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative, is now...

  • Adoption Excellence Awards 2015
    As part of its celebration of National Adoption Month in November, the Children's Bureau announced 10 winners in three categories of the annual Adoption Excellence Awards. The Children's Bureau...

  • New AFCARS Report Released
    The Children's Bureau recently posted new statistics on the numbers of children involved with the child welfare system. Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Report #22...

  • New Child Welfare Policy Manual Q&As
    The Children's Bureau posted three new questions and answers to the Child Welfare Policy Manual (CWPM). The first is related to claiming title IV-E administrative costs for the identification of...

  • Engaging Families and Communities in Education
    The U.S. Department of Education's Family and Community Engagement web section provides resources for parents and families, schools and educators, and communities about how they can support...

  • Self-Regulation and Toxic Stress
    The Center for Child and Social Policy at Duke University is developing a set of four reports about self-regulation and toxic stress. Self-regulation is managing cognition and emotion to support...

  • CB Website Updates
    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. ...