Wrapping up its celebration of National Adoption Month, the
Children's Bureau announced nine winners of Adoption Excellence
Awards. This year's winners represent a variety of backgrounds and
accomplishments; however, each has made a significant contribution
to helping promote adoptions from foste...
Nearly 3 million, or almost 4 percent of American children,
live in a home where no parent is present. Most of these children
live with relatives, over half with a grandparent, and roughly
300,000 are in foster care. Little is known about the family
dynamics for children in nonparental care, the ...
The Assistance for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in
Developing Countries Act of 2005 required the Federal Government to
devise a strategy for addressing the needs of children in adversity
across the globe. This marked the first time the Federal Government
set out to develop a comprehensiv...
The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN)
will sponsor its 21st annual Summer Research Institute (SRI) for
child maltreatment researchers on the Cornell University campus in
Ithaca, NY, June 9–13, 2014. In addition to providing
child abuse and neglect researchers an oppo...
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...
A new webpage from FindYouthInfo.gov, an agency created by
the Federal Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs that
supports programs and services focusing on youth, highlights the
topic of children of incarcerated parents. The webpage, 1 of 21
youth-focused webpages, offers factsheets; a too...
Transitions RTC at the Center for Mental Health Services
Research at the University of Massachusetts is geared toward
supporting youth with serious mental health conditions and helping
them complete their education. RTC provides a number of resources
for youth, service providers, and policymakers...
It is estimated that over 9 million children live in homes
where a parent or other adult living in the home uses illegal
drugs. The negative effects on children growing up surrounded by
illegal drugs are substantial. These children are three times more
likely to be verbally, physically, or sexual...
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ)
youth in foster care face a number of unique challenges. Many LGBTQ
youth in care have a history of family violence and rejection, as
well as subsequent retraumatization by foster parents, peers, and
child welfare staff. The New York Ci...
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) released
the second edition of the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit.
This resource provides professionals with basic knowledge, skills,
and values about working with children who are receiving child
welfare services and who have experienced...
Upcoming national conferences on child welfare and adoption
through February 2014 include:December 2013 * Beyond the Bench XXII
Improving Justice for Children and Families: The Legacy of Clarence
Earl Gideon ...