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April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Every April for the past 32 years, the Children's Bureau raises awareness about preventing child abuse and neglect through its National Child Abuse Prevention Month initiative. This year's Prevention Month is particularly special because it aligns with the 40th anniversary of President Nixon sign...

Longitudinal Findings on Child Abuse and Neglect

In 1990, the Children's Bureau began funding what would become one of the longest and most comprehensive studies of child abuse and neglect: LONGSCAN (Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect). For 20 years, researchers in five sites around the country followed more than 900 children from ...

New Protective Factors Literature Review

A new research brief explores the important role that protective factors play within the vulnerable populations served by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF). Protective factors are conditions or attributes of individuals, families, communities, or the larger society that ca...

Meet the Protective Factors!

A photo of a family of five dressed like superheroes draws attention to the five protective factors established by Strengthening Families and promoted via a website created by the Great Start Collaborative and Michigan Strengthening Families. The Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framewor...

Multidisciplinary Child Protection Teams

An article from the March/April 2013 issue of Social Work Today highlights the child welfare social worker's role on hospital-based multidisciplinary child protection teams. The emergency room is often the first entry point into child welfare for abused children in crisis, and these chil...

Helping Parents Communicate With Their Teens

The benefits of effective communication between parents and their teen-aged children are highlighted in a series of new factsheets published by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. As part of the Principles of Parenting series, lead author Jennifer Kerpelman explores techniques that...

Associate Commissioner's Page

The following is the monthly message from JooYeun Chang, the Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau. Each message focuses on the current CBX Spotlight theme and highlights the Bureau's work on the topic. As we launch into April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we...

Research and Evaluation, Virtual Summit Series Updates

Research and Evaluation Workgroup In recent issues of Children's Bureau Express, the Children's Bureau introduced the Child Welfare Research and Evalua...

Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services

In 2011, the Office of Family Assistance awarded demonstration grants to 14 Tribes and Tribal organizations for the Coordination of Tribal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and Child Welfare Services to Tribal Families at Risk of Child Abuse or Neglect. In November 2013, the U.S. Depa...

Funding Opportunity Announcements

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families announced new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for fiscal year (FY) 2014. * Building the Evidence for Family Group Decision-Making in Child Welfare HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CF-0830: <a href="http://w...

CB Website Updates

The Children's Bureau website carries information on child welfare programs, funding, monitoring, training and technical assistance, laws, statistics, research, Federal reporting, and much more. The New on Site section includes grant announcements, policy announcements, agency information, and re...
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