Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert! January 2019
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Help kids recognize and respond to the signs of child abuse and neglect with this new tip sheet written just for them.
You can help children and youth in your community by sharing it with educators, youth sports clubs, and after-school programs. Here are some other ideas:
- Submit it to your community and school newsletters and websites
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- Pass on to local libraries, pediatricians'' offices, and childcare centers
The latest adoption and foster care data is available in The AFCARS Report, published by The Children’'s Bureau. There is a continuing increase in the number of children and youth in out-of-home care. Learn more about the average age, placement information, race/ethnicity, sex, time in care, and more.
Families and children make up approximately one-third of the homeless population in the United States, which puts those children at greater risk of neglect or being placed in out-of-home care. Listen to Part 2 of Housing's Critical Connection to Child Welfare, which shares how child welfare and housing specialists in San Francisco partner to help families secure and sustain affordable housing.
More information on connecting families to stable housing is available in our new publication, Building Partnerships to Support Stable Housing for Child Welfare-Involved Families and Youth.
Reminder: 2019 Evaluation Summit Call for Abstracts Open Until Feb. 1, 2019!
The Children’'s Bureau is accepting abstracts for the 2019 National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit on August 20–21 in Washington, DC. This year’'s theme is Leveraging Data and Evaluation to Strengthen Families and Promote Well-Being.
Submit your proposal by February 1, 2019. Don’t miss this chance to contribute and showcase your work!
New & Updated Publications
Building Partnerships to Support Stable Housing for Child Welfare-Involved Families and Youth
Learn about the homelessness services that may be available in your community and how to collaborate with housing specialists to address the needs of families and youth.
Two Updated Factsheets on Background Information on Prospective Adopted Children
One of the most important steps in achieving permanency for children through adoption is ensuring prospective adoptive families have detailed background information.
Updated Resource Pages
Impact by Type of Maltreatment
Learn more about the impact of child neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse including research on resilience, long-term behavior outcomes, and more.
Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect
Understand developmental trauma disorder and other long-term effects of child abuse and neglect with these resource pages addressing health/mental health, substance abuse, crime, and the cycle of abuse.
Supporting Families With Children and Youth in Residential Care
Discover examples of family-centered practice as well as studies on the benefits and effectiveness of projects that provide residential programs for families.
Did You Know?
Our library team adds around 250 resources to its collection every month—including peer-reviewed articles, books, program reports, and more—all available to you through a simple search at any time!
In this Month's CBX: The Role of the Judicial Community
The December 2018/January 2019 issue of Children's Bureau Express highlights the legal and judicial community's role in improving outcomes for children and families. This double issue is entirely dedicated to resources focused on the essential collaboration between attorneys, judges, and child welfare agencies. Read the issue: https://cbexpress.acf.hhs.gov.
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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 view and/or submit upcoming events!
January 16–20, 2019: SSWR 23rd Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA
January 26–31, 2019: San Diego International Conference Child & Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA
February 7–8, 2019: 17th Annual Mississippi Child Welfare Institute National Conference, Jackson, MS
Updates From the Capacity Building Center for States
New resources in the Change and Implementation in Practice series:
Upcoming virtual event!
Join the Center for States to explore how to align child and family services plan goals with program improvement plan initiatives and other strategic planning and monitoring processes to create sustainable change and improve outcomes.
For more information and news from the Center for States, visit its website.
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