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. The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of
1978 stated that there is &q...
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families announced
new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for fiscal year (FY)
2014. * Tribal Court Improvement Program HHS-2015-ACF-ACYF-CS-0973:
The National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment (NRCDR)
at AdoptUSKids launched a new website that aims to help State and
Tribal child welfare administrators, leaders, and managers
implement diligent recruitment programs to find foster families
that reflect the population of children in car...
In 2012, the Administration on Children, Youth and Families
published the information memorandum Promoting Social and Emotional
Well-Being for Children and Youth Receiving Child Welfare Services.
Building on this gui...
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. Recent additions to the site include: * Fostering Readiness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has
developed a free, online resource for parents of 2 to 4 year olds
that addresses many parenting challenges, including tantrums and
whining. Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers
provides research-based information inte...
The Women's Refugee Commission released a new toolkit
designed to assist families who are in immigration detention or
facing deportation. The toolkit provides practical tips on how to
protect parental rights while interacting with the immigration and
child welfare systems. Refugee parents are lik...
It is estimated that 5 to 10 percent of the children and
youth in foster care identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ). Many children and youth who
enter out-of-home care do so because of a traumatic experience,
such as sexual abuse. A new guide for service provider...
All too often, minors who are victims of commercial sexual
exploitation and sex trafficking are treated as criminals instead
as victims. A new publication from the Institute of Medicine and
the National Research Council provides guidance on understanding
the nature and scope of the problem and re...
A six-part webinar series from the Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration tackles the issues and
challenges—and best practices for addressing
them—facing adolescent girls. Because so many of the
children and youth involved with child welfare experience a range
The Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB) Adolescent
Pregnancy Prevention Program is offering a new online course on
working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning
(LGBTQ) youth. The training, "Creating a Safe Space for Teens,"
aims to ensure that pregnancy and se...