Thursday, February 13, 2014

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Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert! February 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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The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to Childhood

In its earliest years, the Children's Bureau focused on reducing infant mortality and restoring childhood by ending child labor. Learn more in Chapter 2 of The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to Childhood.

New Website Launched for Children's Bureau Express

The new Children's Bureau Express (CBX) website was designed to complement the look and feel of the Children's Bureau and Administration for Children and Families websites that launched in 2012. Additionally, the new CBX features a monthly message from JooYeun Chang, the Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, and a monthly, rotating spotlight theme. This month, CBX is spotlighting LGBTQ Youth.
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Updates to the Child Welfare Outcomes Report Data Website

The Child Welfare Outcomes Report Data website has been updated to provide the latest 2009-2012 statistics from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) and the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). The site was also updated with a new reporting feature that increases capabilities for viewing race/ethnicity data.

What's New

Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect
Helps parents (birth, foster, and adoptive) and other caregivers better understand the challenges of caring for a child who has experienced maltreatment and points to resources available for support.


Addressing the Needs of Young Children in Child Welfare: Part C-Early Intervention Services
Provides an overview of the Part C referral provisions in the 2003 reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and in the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) and describes the intersection of child welfare services and early intervention with young children.

Did You Know?

Mental Health Web Section
Children and youth involved with child welfare can be at greater risk for mental health issues because of histories of child abuse and neglect, separation from biological parents, or placement instability. Professionals and families can access information on best practices and improved access to quality mental health services via Child Welfare Information Gateway.

Upcoming Conferences

We will be at the following upcoming conferences. Please stop by and see us if you will be attending!
March 2-5: 27th Annual Children's Mental Health Research & Policy Conference in Tampa, FL
March 3-4: 28th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse in San Antonio, TX
March 24-27: 30th National Symposium on Child Abuse in Huntsville, AL
March 27-30: 5th International Conference on Adoption and Cultures in Tallahassee, FL

Give Us Your Feedback

To help us meet your needs, we welcome your ideas and suggestions. Please check out our website for publications surveys and other ways you can provide input. Thank you!

Connect With the Children's Bureau and Information Gateway on Facebook

The Children's Bureau and Child Welfare Information Gateway are on Facebook! "Like" both pages today and start connecting with others in child welfare and related professions.

Contact Information

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Phone: 800.394.3366
Chat live with an Information Specialist between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT.
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