Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Children's Bureau Express: June 2014 Edition Alert

Children's Bureau Express Welcome to the monthly email alert from Children's Bureau Express
June 2014 | Vol. 15, No. 6
Spotlight on Child and Family Services Reviews
As the Children's Bureau prepares to kick off its third round of Child and Family Services Reviews, CBX provides information on changes to this round of monitoring, the role of continuous quality improvement in Round 3, resources for States, and more.
carot Third Round of Child and Family Services Reviews
carot Continuous Quality Improvement in the CFSRs
carot Child Welfare CQI Academy
carot CFSR Round 3 Resources for States
carot Using CFSR Data to Inform Program Change
News From the Children's Bureau
We highlight the new National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare that aims to increase local jurisdictions' capacity to implement and sustain quality, accessible evidence-based treatment for children, youth, and families. We also provide information on how to apply to become a grant reviewer and point to new funding opportunity announcements.
carot Associate Commissioner's Page
carot National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare
carot New PII Approach Report, Materials
carot Funding Opportunity Announcements
carot Apply to Be a Grant Reviewer
carot Guide for Developmental, Behavioral Screening
carot Certificate Program on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
carot CB Website Updates
Training and Technical Assistance Network Updates
Among other updates from the T&TA Network, read about the new issue of The Roundtable—in which the National Resource Center for Adoption focuses on educational well-being for older adopted youth and older youth in guardianship placements.
carot NRCA's The Roundtable
carot NRCOI Literature Review
carot More Updates From the T&TA Network
Children's Bureau Grantee Updates
We highlight two grantee site visits this month, one from the Using Comprehensive Family Assessments to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes grant cluster and another from the Child Welfare - Education System Collaborations to Increase Educational Stability cluster.
carot Site Visit: Comprehensive Family Assessment in North Carolina
carot Site Visit: Cincinnati's Kids in School Rule!
Child Welfare Research
This month, CBX points to current data and literature about African-American males involved with child welfare, new research on successful family reunification, and information about the unmet mental health needs of children and youth in kinship care.
carot African-American Males in Child Welfare
carot Sexual Health Services for Youth in Care
carot New Research on Family Reunification
carot Data on the Commercial Sex Economy
carot Mental Health Needs Among Children in Kinship Care
Strategies and Tools for Practice
This section of CBX offers publications, articles, reports, toolkits, and other instruments that provide either evidence-based strategies or other concrete help to child welfare and related professionals.
carot Using Expert Witnesses in ICWA Proceedings
carot Developments in State Adoption Laws
carot Helping Families Support LGBT Youth
This CBX section provides a quick list of interesting resources, such as websites, videos, journals, funding or scholarship opportunities, or other materials that can be used in the field or with families.
carot Considerations for Prospective Foster Parents
carot Protecting Children From Secondhand Smoke
carot Tips for Professionals Serving LGBTQ Youth
carot Campaign Against Child Sexual Exploitation
Training and Conferences
carot Arizona CASA Online Training Center
carot 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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