Monday, April 15, 2013

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Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert! April 2013

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Learn about how you can help raise awareness during April and throughout the year by visiting the 2013 National Child Abuse Prevention Month website. Some of the many features include:
  • Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well-Being: A Network for Action 2013 Resource Guide
  • Tip sheets addressing particular parenting concerns or questions to distribute to parents and caregivers (available in English and Spanish)
  • Three calendars with activities relating to the six protective factors (available in English and Spanish)

What's New

2013 Training & Technical Assistance (T&TA) Network Directory
Designed for States and Tribes, the directory describes the specific focus of each T&TA Network member and provides contact information.
Children's Bureau Timeline
An interactive look at the most significant events in the Children's Bureau's 100-year history and the social and political events that shaped its evolution.
Chronic Child Neglect
Discusses what we know about chronic child neglect and then reviews ways to work with families experiencing chronic neglect, including critical elements of successful casework practice.


Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)
Highlights the characteristics and benefits of AF-CBT to help child welfare caseworkers who work with at-risk families make more informed decisions about when to refer children and their caregivers to AF-CBT programs.
Openness in Adoption: Building Relationships Between Adoptive and Birth Families
Describes various levels of openness, potential benefits, important considerations, and tips for building and strengthening open relationships.
Working With Birth and Adoptive Families to Support Open Adoption
Intended to help professionals guide birth and adoptive families who are contemplating open adoption or who are already having postadoption contact.

In This Month's CBX

The April issue of Children's Bureau Express (CBX) highlights a community-based child abuse prevention (CBCAP) grantee, the Maryland Family Network. This month's issue also presents research on the science of neglect, new State legislation amending existing child maltreatment laws, and promising practices in child abuse prevention.
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Did You Know?

Rural Child Welfare Web Section
The resources in this section will help child welfare professionals at all levels serve children and families in rural communities.

Upcoming Conferences

We will be at the following upcoming conferences. Please stop by and see us if you will be attending!
April 28-30: Office of Head Start 2nd National Birth to Five Leadership Institute, in National Harbor, MD
April 30-May 1: 2013 Adoption Exchange Association Conference: "Reimagining Adoption Exchanges in Our Rapidly Changing World," in Boulder, CO

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Contact Information

Child Welfare Information Gateway
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