Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert! June 2017
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Child Welfare Outcomes Data Site- Updated With 2010–2014 Data
The Children's Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released the Child Welfare Outcomes data site, which includes data from the Child Welfare Outcomes 2010–2014: Report to Congress.
The Child Welfare Outcomes data site—a counterpart to the Child Welfare Outcomes reports—includes State and national performance data on outcome measures and related context data for children served by the child welfare system. The outcome measures used in the report focus on seven categories, including children's safety, well-being, and permanency. The site provides 2010–2014 data, as reported to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System and the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System.
Explore the site at https://cwoutcomes.acf.hhs.gov/cwodatasite/.
Don’t Miss the Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2017
Join the Capacity Building Center for States at the Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2017 on July 13! No need to travel! You can attend the expo from anywhere using a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
This year’s Child Welfare Virtual Expo highlights the critical importance of assessment and decision-making to enhancing outcomes for children and families. Sessions will cover strategies for assessing safety, conducting comprehensive assessment of parents, collaborating across systems for families with co-occurring issues, and using data effectively. Between sessions, you can also chat with presenters and other participants, or visit virtual exhibit booths to find out more about resources, tools, and initiatives.
In This Month's CBX
The June issue of Children's Bureau Express spotlights reunification and features articles on how families struggling with parental substance use can increase their odds of reunification with the help of recovery coaches, a webinar that looks at how to develop and implement parent partner programs that support reunification, and a research article that focuses on whether foster home licensing impacts the odds of reunification. https://cbexpress.acf.hhs.gov/
Subscribe to CBX at https://www.childwelfare.gov/subscribe/.
Child Welfare Information Gateway will be at these upcoming conference(s). Please stop by and see the team. Be sure to visit Information Gateway's conference calendar to access and/or submit upcoming events!
June 21–24: National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) & National Kinship Alliance for Children (NKC) Convention, Houston, TX
June 22–24: National Family and Community Engagement Conference, San Francisco, CA
June 27–29: Family & Youth Services Bureau Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Grantee Conference, St. Louis, MO
July 13: Child Welfare Virtual Expo, Virtual Exhibitor Booth
Did You Know?
The Children’s Bureau recently published an updated version of The Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA) booklet. This booklet presents CAPTA as amended by P.L. 114-22, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, and P.L. 114-198, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016. The text includes the Adoption Opportunities program and Abandoned Infants Assistance Act, as amended. CAPTA is one of the key pieces of legislation that guides child protection. Visit the Children’s Bureau’s website to access the full PDF download.
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