Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert! April 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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April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Join us in celebrating National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2014. This year's theme is "Making Meaningful Connections" to help protect children and youth and strengthen families. Visit the website to learn how to support meaningful and measurable change in children's well-being and engage families and communities in the prevention of child maltreatment.

Child Welfare Evaluation Virtual Summit Series

The Children's Bureau is pleased to announce the release of four new videos in continuation of the Child Welfare Evaluation Virtual Summit Series.
Casework and Evaluation: Learning From My Success Story
A caseworker recalls one of her most rewarding and successful child welfare cases in Learning From My Success Story. This video is relevant for all stakeholders involved in child welfare evaluation and for child welfare caseworkers, supervisors, managers, and program evaluators in particular.
What's the Difference? Constructing Meaningful Comparison Groups
In this video, the narrators introduce four common types of comparison groups and describe how and when they can be used to strengthen program evaluation. While potentially useful for a wider audience, the video was designed with agency directors and managers, project directors, and program evaluators in mind.
Getting It Done: Partnering to Overcome Concerns About Data Sharing
This video follows a child welfare director as she investigates common barriers to data sharing and identifies strategies to overcome them.
Who Cares About Data Sharing: Making the Case to the Courts
Without data, courts and child welfare agencies risk making decisions based on assumptions and anecdotes, which can result in unintended consequences. Dr. Gene Flango argues the case for practical performance measurement and data sharing in this video.
Access all videos currently available from the Virtual Summit Series on the Children's Bureau website.

Updated Web Section: Fostering Connections

Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-351)
Offers implementation guidance and law overview, implementation information and State examples, Tribal implementation and resources, and resources from the Children's Bureau's Training and Technical Assistance Network.

Updated Information Gateway Publications

Child Maltreatment 2012: Summary of Key Findings
Presents summarized information from Child Maltreatment 2012, a report based on data submissions by State child protective services agencies for Federal fiscal year 2012.
Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect
Identifies laws that designate the groups of professionals that are required to report cases of suspected child abuse and neglect.
Penalties for Failure to Report and False Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect
Discusses laws that impose penalties, in the form of either fines or jail time or both, on mandatory reporters who either fail to report cases of suspected child abuse and neglect or knowingly falsify reports of abuse and neglect.

Did You Know?

Get Ready for 2014 National Foster Care Month
The 2014 National Foster Care Month website is now live, and this year's theme is "Building Blocks Toward Permanent Families." Get ready for May by accessing resources, sharing real-life story videos, and spreading the word on social media.

In This Month's CBX

The April issue of Children's Bureau Express (CBX) highlights the 2014 National Child Abuse Prevention initiative: https://cbexpress.acf.hhs.gov
Subscribe to CBX at https://ww.childwelfare.gov/admin/subscribe.

Upcoming Conferences

We will be at the following upcoming conferences. Please stop by and see us if you will be attending!
April 29-May 2: 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in New Orleans, LA
May 5-7: National Council for Behavioral Health's Annual Conference in Washington, DC
May 12-13: 22nd Annual Children's Justice Conference in Spokane, WA

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