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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...