By Lonna Davis, Director of Children & Youth Program,
Futures Without Violence; Shawndell Dawson, Senior Program
Specialist, Family Violence Prevention & Services Program,
Family and Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and
Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human...
To help identify effective treatments and develop specialized
service delivery models to serve children who are victims of
maltreatment and were exposed to domestic violence, the Chadwick
Center for Children and Families and the <a href="htt...
Research has shown that child maltreatment and domestic
violence co-occur in an estimated 30 to 60 percent of cases. A 2013
article in Child and Youth Services Review, "Case Outcomes of Child
Welfare-Involved Families Affected by Domestic Violence: A Review
of the Literature," ...
A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
highlights the results of an evaluation of eight interpersonal
violence (IPV) prevention programs targeted toward immigrant and
refugee families living in the United States. The initiative was
part of the Strengthening What Works program, a ...
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) developed
a series of 10 factsheets to help parents better understand how
children may be affected by domestic violence and how they can help
their children heal. While the series is not specifically geared
toward child welfare professionals, it...
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. Many children and youth who come into
contact with the child welfar...
On January 31, 1974, President Nixon signed the Child Abuse
Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), bringing the Federal
Government into a leadership role in the prevention and treatment
of child abuse and neglect. CAPTA not only defined child
maltreatment, it also mandated research into the topic ...
In February, President Obama joined with both private-sector
and philanthropic organizations to launch My Brother's Keeper, a
new interagency initiative aimed at promoting successful outcomes
for boys and young men of color. As part of the initiative, a task
force was assembled from across the Fe...
Each year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services'
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) presents Adoption
Excellence Awards to recognize individuals, families, and
organizations that have made outstanding contributions to providing
safe, permanent, and loving homes for childre...
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: * PI-14-05 –