New web sites launched! Children’s Bureau and Administration for Children and Families
The new Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) website was formally launched this past month. The website includes The Family Room blog that discusses new initiatives at the agency, success stories and policy announcements. Go to blog>>. You may also want to visit the New Children’s Bureau Website! Explore the Resource Library and other new features. Go to web site>>
New Information Memorandum Regarding Continuous Quality Improvement
Published August 27, the new Information Memorandum (IM) on Establishing and Maintaining Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Systems in State Child Welfare Agencies is available here. This IM is intended to provide States with CB’s current view on a framework for a well-functioning State CQI system for child welfare that would also meet existing federal requirements for QA, periodic evaluation and delivery of quality services.
New AFCARS Report Released
In July, the Children’s Bureau posted new statistics on the numbers of children involved with the child welfare system. Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Report #19 provides preliminary estimates for fiscal year (FY) 2011
Article from Social Work Today: Mobile App Technology for Social Work
There will never be an app that does social work as we know it, but there are apps that may help social workers and other clinicians work more efficiently and effectively.
Program Instruction on NYTD Reporting in a SACWIS Environment
The purpose of this Program Instruction (PI) is to provide guidance on Federal requirements when implementing and reporting NYTD data collection with a SACWIS.
State Guides and Manuals Searchable Database Now Available
Child Welfare Information Gateway completed a new searchable database, State Guides and Manuals. Consisting of materials generated by States and counties, the database is organized under topics and audiences.
Child Maltreatment 2010 Released
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) annually releases national data on child abuse and neglect. Child Maltreatment 2010 provides analysis of the Federal Fiscal Year 2010 National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) data.
Child Welfare Outcomes 2006–2009: Report to Congress
Child Welfare Outcomes 2006–2009: Report to Congress is the tenth in a series of reports from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The publication is designed to inform Congress.
“How Many Children Were Adopted in 2007 and 2008″ Report
Child Welfare Information Gateway’s report, “How Many Children Were Adopted in 2007 and 2008?” gives the most current estimates of how many adoptions occurred in these years.
NYTD Community of Practice: A New Peer-to-Peer Information Sharing Site
The NYTD Community of Practice Website is a peer-to-peer site hosted by the Children’s Bureau for States and related entities to share information and access resources related to implementing NYTD.