Wednesday, May 1, 2013

News From the Children's Bureau

Children's Bureau Express
Welcome to the monthly email alert from Children's Bureau Express
May 2013, Vol. 14, No. 4
News From the Children's Bureau
Two new Funding Opportunity Announcements have been made available by the Administration on Children,
Youth and Families, and we also feature the new CB Centennial Timeline.

Funding Opportunity Announcements
CB Centennial Timeline Launches
Annual State Child Welfare Expenditures
New Division, Newsletter at OPRE
New! From CB
Spotlight on National Foster Care Month
As of July 2012, there were 500,540 children and youth in foster care, many of whom were between the ages of 12 and 17. Youth who exit foster care without permanent families or connections are at risk for myriad negative outcomes. The theme for the 2013 National Foster Care Month is Supporting Youth in Transition. This month, CBX highlights a higher education program for transitioning youth, a tool for evaluating youth connectedness, and other information about foster care.
May Is National Foster Care Month
Higher Education Aids Transition to Independence
Evaluating Youth Connections
Keeping Siblings in Care Connected
The Public's Perception of Foster Care
Federal Foster Care Supports
Electronic Information Exchange for Foster Care
Training and Technical Assistance Network Updates
Learn about the QIC-EC's Project DULCE, the use of customer service practices to increase the retention and recruitment of foster parents, adoptive parents, and kin, and other updates from CB's T&TA Network.
Project DULCE for At-Risk Infants, Families
Customer Service and Resource Family Retention
More Updates From the T&TA Network
Child Welfare News
CBX points to research about relationship education programs for youth in foster care, the health and social consequences of adverse childhood experiences, and other news from the child welfare field.
Social Consequences of Adverse Experiences
Evaluating Home Visiting Programs
Youth Relationship Education in Foster Care
Reconsidering Intercountry Adoption
Strategies and Tools for Practice

Uninterrupted Scholars Act Factsheet
Lifelong Families Practice Tools
Fatherhood Engagement Guide
Family Drug Court Best Practices
Managing Personal Assistance Services
Resources

National Runaway Safeline
Transition Tips for Youth, by Youth
Resources for Preventing Burnout
Connecticut's Fatherhood Matters Initiative
Children in Dependency Court Hearings
Training and Conferences

Newsletter Focuses on Father Engagement
Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children
National Certification of Parent Leaders
Conferences
Children's Bureau Express is designed for professionals concerned with child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption. Children's Bureau Express is supported by the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and published by Child Welfare Information Gateway. Articles in Children's Bureau Express are presented for informational purposes only; their inclusion does not represent an endorsement by the Children's Bureau or Child Welfare Information Gateway.
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