January 2014Vol. 15, No. 1Spotlight on Family Engagement
This month, CBX looks at family engagement, a family-centered and strengths-based approach to partnering with families in making decisions, setting goals, and achieving desired outcomes. We highlight an interactive microsite that will launch in 2014, lessons to help child welfare agencies implement and maintain effective family search and engagement practices, and more.
- Maintaining Connections in Hawaii
- Lessons Learned for Search and Engagement
- Cultural Adaptations to Family-Strengthening Programs
- Engaging Parents Online
Engaging Parents Online
This article is available here: https://cbexpress.acf.hhs.gov/index.cfm?event=website.viewArticles&issueid=153§ionid=2&articleid=4085
- Newsletter Focuses on Family Reunification
- Family Engagement Across Disciplines
Spotlight on Incorporating Youth Engagement and Lived Experience Into Child Welfare Practice
Spotlight on the Title IV-E Prevention Program and the Family First Prevention Services Act
News From the Children's Bureau
Child Maltreatment 2012 provides the most recent State-level data on reports of abuse and neglect made to child protective services. We also point to a guide from the Office of Head Start that offers strategies for implementing father engagement programming across systems and services.
- New 2014 Discretionary Grants Forecasts
- Head Start Father Engagement Program Guide
- New! From CB
New! From CB
This article is available here: https://cbexpress.acf.hhs.gov/index.cfm?event=website.viewArticles&issueid=153§ionid=1&articleid=4079
- Child Maltreatment 2012
Child Maltreatment 2012
This article is available here: https://cbexpress.acf.hhs.gov/index.cfm?event=website.viewArticles&issueid=153§ionid=1&articleid=4076
Training and Technical Assistance Update
A new issue brief from the Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health addresses how the Affordable Care Act will impact specific health-care issues faced by immigrant children, youth, and families in the United States. We also provide other recent updates from the Bureau's T&TA Network members.
Child Welfare Research
CBX points to a report examining scenarios for delinking title IV-E eligibility from income requirements set forth under the Aid to Families With Dependent Children program, an evaluation of Family Finding used with children new to out-of-home care, and a blog post about a special visa that may help undocumented children achieve permanency.
Strategies and Tools for Practice
Training and Conferences
Find trainings, workshops, webinars, and other opportunities for professionals and families to learn about how to improve the lives of children and youth as well as a listing of upcoming events and conferences.