As the first Federal agency dedicated to the welfare of children, the Children’s Bureau has a long history of addressing some of the Nation’s most pressing social issues. These issues have evolved over the years, from an early emphasis on infant mortality, dependent children, and child labor to today’s focus on child abuse and neglect prevention, foster care, and adoption services. However, the values that informed our early work, and many of the core methods used to conduct it—including collaboration, assistance to States and Tribes, research and data collection, public awareness campaigns, and leadership development—still endure.
The Story of the Children's Bureau
Historia de la Oficina de la Infancia
This Spanish Language brochure informs professionals and the public about the Children's Bureau's history, mission, and activities. It includes information about the Bureau's involvement in research, funding, monitoring, and special initiatives that promote safety, permanency, and well-being for children and families.