Friday, March 1, 2013

News From the Children's Bureau

Children's Bureau Express
Welcome to the monthly email alert from Children's Bureau Express
March 2013, Vol. 14, No. 2 News From the Children's Bureau
The tenth and final article in our second Centennial Series highlights the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008. We also feature a special issue of the Journal of Family Strengths honoring CB's centennial.
Centennial Series: Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act
Journal of Family Strengths Celebrates CB
President Signs Universal Accreditation Act
New! From CB
Spotlight on the Impact of Parental Incarceration
The number of children with one or more incarcerated parents has increased steadily in recent years, and the trauma of this parental separation can lead to a number of negative outcomes. This month, CBX highlights research on reunification outcomes among incarcerated parents and their children in foster care, characteristics of imprisoned parents, and the benefits of contact visitation.
NRC on Children and Families of the Incarcerated
Parental Incarceration and Foster Care Reunification
Children on the Outside
Characteristics of Imprisoned Mothers and Fathers
Contact Visits With Incarcerated Parents
State Prison Visitation Policies
Training and Technical Assistance Network Updates
Updates from CB's T&TA Network this month include a blog entry focused on a Pennsylvania family-centered home visiting program and a factsheet series to help States and Tribes implement provisions in the Fostering Connections Act.
Family-Centered Home Visits
Fostering Connections Factsheets
More Updates From the T&TA Network
Children's Bureau Grantee News
Every spring, ACF recruits new grant reviewers. Find out how to become a grant reviewer, and read a new site visit report about the Denver's Village program.
Site Visit: Denver's Village
Funding Opportunity Announcement Change
Apply to Be a Grant Reviewer
Child Welfare News
CBX points to research on the causal relationship between economic downturns and child abuse, the impact of Head Start on the development of school readiness outcomes, and the promotion of well-being through treatment foster care.
Economic Downturns and Child Abuse
Head Start's Impact on School Readiness
Engaging Kin and Reasonable Efforts
Treatment Foster Care and Well-Being
Strategies and Tools for Practice

Federal Adoption Tax Credit
LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care
Evidence-Based Treatments for Child Trauma

Drug Abuse Prevention Guide
Youth Credentials Tool
Family Guide to Child Protection
Training and Conferences

Online Mandatory Reporter Training
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