Friday, August 15, 2014

Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert! August 2014

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Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert! August 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

In continuation of the Child Welfare Evaluation Virtual Summit Series, the Children's Bureau has released a five-part video series entitled A Framework to Design, Test, Spread, and Sustain Effective Practice in Child Welfare. Each video in the series addresses components of the framework: (1) Introducing the New Framework, (2) Identify and Explore, (3) Develop & Test and Compare & Learn, (4) Replicate & Adapt and Apply & Improve, and (5) Tying It All Together.

The Child Welfare Evaluation Virtual Summit Series videos tackle evaluation-related topics, and many propose solutions to common evaluation problems. The videos combine illustration, animation, motion graphics, and content from national experts.

Access all videos currently available from the Virtual Summit Series on the CB website.

New and Updated Publications

Two companion publications on intercountry adoption are now available:
Intercountry Adoption: Where Do I Start?

Provides an overview of the intercountry adoption process. Adoption procedures vary depending upon the service provider and the State or country from which the child is adopted and may change over time. This factsheet addresses meeting legal requirements, bringing a child home, and adjusting to the new family.
Intercountry Adoption From Hague Convention and Non-Hague Convention Countries
Compares two types of intercountry adoption: adoption from countries that are party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption and from countries that are not. The process for adopting a child from another country changed in some significant ways with the U.S. ratification of the Hague Convention.

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

The passage of the Family Preservation and Support Services Program in 1993 authorized the Children's Bureau to direct additional resources and support to State and local agencies to strengthen and expand front-end preventive services to families; improve the functioning of judicial systems; and support an approach to child welfare that was increasingly family centered, community based, and individualized. Learn more in Chapter 7 of The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to Childhood.

Revisiting Child Abuse Prevention Month 2014

Professionals and community members nationwide have been accessing our enhanced 2014 prevention resources and applying them to efforts to help children and strengthen families. The 2014 National Child Abuse Prevention Month website received more than 70,000 visits, and the 2014 Prevention Resource Guide: Making Meaningful Connections has been distributed or downloaded nearly 63,500 times. In customer feedback surveys, an overwhelming majority of respondents tell us that these resources are useful.

Visit the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website and let us know what you think:

Did You Know?

The Child Welfare Information Gateway website provides links to reports, databases, and other sources of statistical and demographic data on children and families in the United States, child abuse and neglect, child welfare services, children and youth in foster care, and domestic and international adoption.

In This Month's CBX

The July/August issue of Children's Bureau Express (CBX) highlights the co-occurrence of child maltreatment and domestic violence and points to research and resources on supporting families affected by domestic violence, including immigrant and refugee families.

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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!

August 17-20: 37th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference, Denver, CO

August 26-29: 27th Annual National Independent Living Conference, "Growing Pains 2014" for Adults and Youth, Denver, CO

September 7-10: 19th International Conference & Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma, San Diego, CA

September 17-19: Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) National Kinship Care Conference, "Building Communities of Caring for Children and Families," New Orleans, LA

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