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Help Us Enhance the National Foster Care Month WebsiteThank you for supporting National Foster Care Month. Your work plays an essential role in promoting permanence for children, youth, and families involved with foster care.
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Child Welfare Evaluation Virtual Summit SeriesThe Children's Bureau (CB) is pleased to announce the release of two new videos in continuation of the Child Welfare Evaluation Virtual Summit Series:
Creating a New Narrative: Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities
Throughout U.S. history, many American Indian and Alaska Native communities have experienced intrusive research and judgmental evaluations that have caused harm. As a result, many fears about evaluation persist. Based on the efforts of a CB-sponsored workgroup of experts, this video introduces a vision for the future of Tribal child welfare evaluation and a guide for developing culturally appropriate and scientifically rigorous evaluation.
Use of Research Evidence: Building Two-Way Streets
In this video, Dr. Vivian Tseng suggests that researchers and evaluators need to think differently about the ways that research is acquired and used. She also describes steps to take to close the gaps between research and practice.
Access all videos currently available from the Virtual Summit Series on the CB website.
New and Updated PublicationsChild Abuse and Neglect Fatalities 2012: Statistics and Interventions
Presents statistics and information on child fatalities due to abuse and neglect in the United States during Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2012.
The Rights of Unmarried Fathers
Reviews State laws related to the rights of unmarried fathers in relation to their children.
What Is Child Welfare? A Guide for Behavioral Health/Mental Health Professionals
Describes how behavioral health/mental health professionals and child welfare workers can support one another's efforts in promoting healthy functioning and well-being among children and families in child welfare.
The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to ChildhoodDuring the 1960s, several Children's Bureau programs, such as maternal and child health, were broadened in scope and then moved to other Federal agencies, leaving the Bureau to sharpen its focus on child maltreatment, foster care, and adoption. Learn more in Chapter 5 of The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to Childhood.
Did You Know?Domestic Violence Web Section
In recent years, increased attention has been focused on children who witness violence between family members at home. Child welfare and domestic violence service providers can partner to ensure the safety and preservation of families affected by domestic violence. Learn more in the Domestic Violence web section on the Information Gateway website.
Upcoming ConferencesWe will be at the following upcoming conferences. Please stop by and see us if you will be attending!
June 30-July 2: National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center National Symposium in Seattle, WA
July 7-9: Head Start's 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood in Washington, DC
July 9-11: 22nd Annual Pennsylvania Permanency Conference in Harrisburg, PA
July 16-18: 20th Arizona Child Abuse Prevention Conference in Prescott Valley, AZ
July 23-26: National Association of Social Workers 2014 National Conference in Washington, DC
July 24-26: North American Council on Adoptable Children Annual Conference in Kansas City, KS
August 6-8: National Resource Center for Youth Development's National Pathways to Adulthood in Philadelphia, PA
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