Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert! September 2018
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The National Adoption Month 2018 Website Is Now Live!
The National Adoption Month 2018 website is now live—and full of outreach tools and resources to help professionals and families support this November's initiative. The Children's Bureau, in collaboration with Child Welfare Information Gateway and AdoptUSKids, aims to elevate the voices of older youth with experience in foster care and promote ways to share their unique perspectives to inform adoption practice and programs. Visit the website today and get ready for #NAM2018!
Family Group Decision-Making: Becoming a Family-Centered Agency
What does it mean to be a family-centered agency? And, what does it take to work with families as partners? In San Diego County, where the population is larger than some states, the YMCA fully implemented the Family Group Decision-Making Model. Listen to what they've learned and how they have responded to challenges in the new episode of the Child Welfare Information Gateway Podcast.
New & Updated Publicationss
Updated User Manual: Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence
Communities have a legal and moral obligation to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, which includes responding effectively to child maltreatment. This updated user manual supports caseworkers by providing background and principles that can be applied in working with families experiencing domestic violence. Read More
Related: Domestic Violence and the Child Welfare Professional Series
Updated Resource Pages
Engaging Fathers and Paternal Family Members
Find toolkits, articles, reports, and more on how child welfare agencies can increase engagement with fathers and paternal families.
Adoption: Search and Reunion
Adoptees and birth families interested in locating each other may not know where to start or how to process conflicting feelings. These resources provide tools to support both families and professionals. Articles include "From Face-to-Face to Facebook" and "To Search or Not to Search" and more.
Did You Know?
Education can be a lifeline for youth in foster care, but children and youth who change schools frequently may face increasing challenges. Read more about how to meet the educational needs of children in out-of-home care as they go back to school.
In this Month's CBX
The September 2018 issue of Children's Bureau Express highlights the importance of understanding the personal, educational, and professional needs of the child welfare workforce and other professionals and stakeholders working to better the lives of children, youth, and families. Read the issue. https://cbexpress.acf.hhs.gov
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Updates From the Capacity Building Center for States
The Center for States' Change and Implementation in Practice series is a growing collection of publications, videos, virtual events, articles, and other resources designed to help agencies achieve their goals for change and improvement.
Explore these newly released resources in the series:
Theory of Change: Laying Out a Clear and Achievable Path to the Desired Outcome
Teaming: Forming Teams to Guide Agency Implementation and Improvement
Join us for a virtual event on teaming!
"Designing and Sustaining Teams to Support Change Efforts"
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 2:30–4 p.m. EDT
For more information and news from the Center for States, visit its website.
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