Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Children's Bureau Express

Children's Bureau Express
Welcome to the monthly email alert from Children's Bureau Express
September 2012, Vol. 13, No. 8
News From the Children's Bureau
The fifth article in our second Centennial Series highlights the Children's Bureau's 50th anniversary. We also draw attention to a new webinar on key findings from Round 2 of the CFSRs, a report on States' use of Chafee funds to provide housing assistance to transitioning youth, and an initiative to prevent child heatstroke fatalities.
Centennial Series: The Children's Bureau's Golden Anniversary
Youth in Foster Care and Psychotropic Medications
Chafee Housing Funds for Youth
Child Heatstroke Fatality Prevention
Round 2 CFSR Webinar Recording Available
New! From CB
Spotlight on Evaluation
As a follow up to our August Spotlight on Practice Models, this month we are focusing on Evaluation. CBX looks at Utah's evaluation of social work practice, Washington State's ICW case review tool, and performance-based contracting in Illinois. Anita Barbee, M.S.S.W., Ph.D., Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, also contributed a guest article outlining different evaluation designs.
Evaluation Designs for Assessing Practice Models
Washington State's ICW Case Review
Utah's Qualitative Case Review
Performance-Based Contracting in Illinois
Training and Technical Assistance Network Updates
Learn about barriers to reuniting incarcerated mothers with their children, resources for children of parents with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders, and other updates from CB's T&TA Network.
Children of Parents With Mental Health, Substance Abuse Disorders
ASFA and Reuniting Children With Incarcerated Mothers
Experiences of EBHV Grantees
More Updates From the T&TA Network
Children's Bureau Grantee News
This month, we highlight the Next Steps program in Rockland County, NY.
Site Visit: Next Steps Program
Child Welfare News
CBX points to research comparing child abuse and neglect in rural versus urban areas, the effect of therapeutic mentoring on youth behavioral and educational outcomes, and a literature review on housing needs and outcomes common among youth who age out of foster care.
Preventing Domestic and Sexual Violence in Indian Country
Mentoring Improves Outcomes for Children in Foster Care
Housing for Newly Independent Youth
Comparing CAN in Rural and Urban Areas
Strategies and Tools for Practice

Home Visiting Toolkit for Children in Child Care
Parenting Traumatized Children
Wisconsin Postadoption Services Booklet
Achieving Safety for Runaway Youth
Icebreaker Meetings Toolkit

Benefits of Extended DYFS Assistance for Youth
Eligibility and Access to Public Assistance Guide
Signs of Sexual Abuse Tip Sheet for Media
Drug Court Programs Factsheet
Suicide Prevention Toolkit
Training and Conferences

Tough Starts Matter Package
Mandatory Reporters Online Training
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