• September 2021
  • Vol. 22, No. 8

News From the Children's Bureau

We highlight a letter from the Associate Commissioner to child welfare leaders on available resources for struggling families on emergency rental assistance available through the American Rescue Plan Act; National Recovery Month and the importance of supporting those in recovery from substance use and the service providers who make recovery possible; how the Fathers and Continuous Learning in Child Welfare project used a methodology known as the Breakthrough Series Collaborative to improve placement stability and permanency outcomes for children; the process study, challenges, and lessons learned from the Family and Youth Services Bureau's Transitional Living Program Special Population Demonstration Project; information about the availability of pandemic relief funds for young people in foster care; and a brief listing of the latest additions to the Children's Bureau website.

  • Letter From the Associate Commissioner to Child Welfare Leaders on Rental Assistance for Struggling Families
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, many families need housing assistance to maintain stability. In this time of uncertainty, many renters have struggled to pay rent, and landlords have struggled with...
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  • September Is National Recovery Month
    Each September, National Recovery Month aims to shine a light on the recovery community and the dedication of the service providers who make recovery in all its forms possible. This year's...
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  • Piloting Continuous Learning to Engage Fathers and Paternal Relatives in Child Welfare
    When child welfare agencies successfully engage fathers in their children's cases, the agencies create a connection that can also improve children's outcomes. The Fathers and Continuous...
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  • Transitional Living Program Special Population Demonstration Report
    A report that covers the process study, challenges, and lessons learned of the Transitional Living Program (TLP) Special Population Demonstration Project, which was funded by the Family and Youth...
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  • Funds Still Available Through the Supporting Foster Youth and Families Through the Pandemic Act
    The COVID-19 public health emergency has been especially stressful for families involved with child welfare and particularly for youth and young adults transitioning out of the foster care system. To...
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  • CB Website Updates
    The Children's Bureau website hosts information on child welfare programs, funding, monitoring, training and technical assistance, laws, statistics, research, federal reporting, and much more. ...
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