Monday, December 16, 2013

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Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert! December 2013

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

The new e-book combines compelling text with striking historical images to tell the story of a small Federal agency that took on some of the most devastating social problems of the time, including high infant mortality, child labor, and child abuse and neglect.

What's New

Social Media: Tips for Foster Care Workers
Describes the advantages and challenges workers may encounter when using social media with foster parents and youth in foster care.

Social Media: Tips for Youth in Foster Care
Provides guidance for youth in foster care on how to use social media safely and responsibly.

Social Media: Tips for Foster Parents
Offers tips on social media usage for foster parents and discusses ways to guide youth in the safe use of social media.

Preparing Children and Youth for Adoption or Other Family Permanency
Discusses services for children and youth in foster care to address their readiness and preparation for adoption and other permanent relationships.


Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions
Reviews State statutes designating the appropriate jurisdiction and venue for adoption proceedings.

Definitions of Domestic Violence
Provides both civil and criminal definitions of domestic violence and discusses specifications of persons included in the definitions, as well as child abuse reporting and child protection laws.

Online Resources for State Child Welfare Law and Policy 
Provides web addresses for State statutes and lists the parts of the code for each State and territory that contains the laws addressing child protection, adoption, child welfare, legal guardianship, and services for youth.

Did You Know?

Immigration and Child Welfare
The Child Welfare Information Gateway website features resources to help child welfare professionals understand immigration issues and work with immigrant families.

In This Month's CBX

The December issue of Children's Bureau Express (CBX) spotlights youth, a subsection of the foster care population that has unique needs and faces distinct challenges.

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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!
January 26-31: 28th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment 2014 in San Diego, CA
January 30: Tribal MIECHV Grantee Meeting in Washington, DC
January 31: Tribal Early Learning Initiative Grantee Meeting in Washington, DC

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Contact Information

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Phone: 800.394.3366
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