Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert! August 2013

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The following new and updated publications and resources are now available from Child Welfare Information Gateway. Use the links listed below, or contact us to request print copies, which we will mail you free if they are available.
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What's New

Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents
Helps foster parents learn about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) youth in the child welfare system, the unique risks they face, and the important role that foster parents can play in reducing those risks.
What Is Child Welfare? A Guide for Health-Care Professionals
Provides an overview of the field of child welfare and suggests ways that health-care professionals and child welfare workers can work together to promote better outcomes for children and families.


Grounds for Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights
Discusses State laws that provide the legal basis for terminating the rights of parents who have been found unfit to parent their children.
Infant Safe Haven Laws
Highlights State laws that provide safe places for parents to relinquish newborn infants.
Stepparent Adoption
Offers general information about legal issues to consider and steps to take when adopting a stepchild.

In This Month's CBX

The July/August issue of Children's Bureau Express (CBX) looks at the intersection between child welfare and human trafficking.
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Did You Know?

Centennial Webinars
The historical and topical webinars that were presented throughout the Children's Bureau's centennial year can be found on the centennial website. View the presentation slides, listen to the audio recordings, and read the transcripts:

Upcoming Conferences

We will be at the following upcoming conferences. Please stop by and see us if you will be attending!
2013 Child Protection Summit, Booth #104
August 28-30, Orlando, FL
2013 Arkansas Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
September 11-13, Little Rock, AR

Give Us Your Feedback

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Contact Information

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Phone: 800.394.3366
Chat live with an Information Specialist between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT.
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