Friday, March 14, 2014

Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert! March 2014

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Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert! March 2014

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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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Child Welfare Evaluation Virtual Summit Series

The Children's Bureau is pleased to announce the Child Welfare Evaluation Virtual Summit Series and the release of the first 2 of 17 videos. "Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation" (Parts 1 & 2) introduces concepts and steps to perform cost analysis in child welfare that can be applied by agency directors and managers, project directors, and evaluators.
Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation: Parts 1 and 2
The Children's Bureau also launched two important new documents alongside the Child Welfare Evaluation Virtual Summit Series:
Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation: A Guide for Child Welfare Researchers and Service Providers (2013)
This guide demonstrates how cost analysis, when integrated with program evaluation, can promote a better understanding of key child welfare program components, implementation, and unit costs.
A Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities (2013)
The Children's Bureau formed a Tribal Evaluation Workgroup that created a shared vision for the future of Tribal child welfare evaluation and a guide for developing culturally and scientifically rigorous evaluation.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2014

This April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month is celebrating the theme "Making Meaningful Connections" to help protect children and youth and strengthen families. Visit the website to download the 2014 Prevention Guide: Making Meaningful Connections and access tip sheets, three activity calendars, the online media toolkit, a video gallery, widgets, and more.

The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to Childhood

During the Great Depression, the Children's Bureau documented the dire conditions faced by the nation's families and children. Learn more about the role of the Children's Bureau during the 1930s in Chapter 3 of The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to Childhood.

New Issue Brief

Protective Factors Approaches in Child Welfare
Provides an overview of protective factors and approaches to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect for policymakers, administrators, child welfare and related professionals, service providers, advocates, and other interested individuals.


Are You Pregnant and Thinking About Adoption
Offers information about adoption for pregnant women and their partners and points to online and community resources. Information for fathers and for relatives is also provided.
Clergy as Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect
Discusses laws that require members of the clergy to report cases of suspected child abuse and neglect. The issue of whether a member of the clergy can claim privileged communications as a reason for not reporting also is discussed. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.

Did You Know?

Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect
Recently added to the Information Gateway publication library, this guide helps parents (birth, foster, and adoptive) and other caregivers better understand the challenges of caring for a child who has experienced maltreatment and points to resources available for support.

In This Month's CBX

The March issue of Children's Bureau Express (CBX) highlights resources focused on achieving permanence for youth:
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Upcoming Conferences

We will be at the following upcoming conferences. Please stop by and see us if you will be attending!
March 24-27: 30th National Symposium on Child Abuse in Huntsville, AL
March 27-30: 5th International Conference on Adoption and Cultures in Tallahassee, FL

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Contact Information

Child Welfare Information Gateway
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