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2014 Prevention Resource Guide The 2014 Prevention Resource Guide: Making Meaningful Connections is the product of a collaboration among the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, its Child Wel ...

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The newest Q&A developed by the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education: How Can Child Welfare Agencies Access Education Records in Compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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Addressing the Needs of Multi-System Youth: Strengthening the Connection between Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Georgetown Public Policy Institute's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) and Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps (RFK) would l ...

Advocating for Very Young Children in Dependency Proceedings

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The ABA Center on Children and the Law's Health of Court-Involved Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers project is pleased to announce the release of its newest Practice & Policy Brief -- Advocating for Very Young Children in Dependency Proceedings: The Hal ...

Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents In response to Hurricane Sandy, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has created these activity sheets, which offer ideas to parents and caregivers on ways to keep children and adolescents ent ...

This infographic was developed by the J.Casey Foundation about the Aging Out of Foster Youth in America. It looks at the financial aspects that impact youth at age 18.

America's Children in Brief - Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2013

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Report Assesses Well-Being of America's Children The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, of which the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a participating agency, has released “America's Children: Key National In ...

America's Poor: Where Poverty Is Rising In America

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Thanks to the recession, 2009 was one of the worst years for poverty in America in more than half a century. The total number of Americans living in poverty hit 43.6 million, the highest level in 51 years and the national poverty rate rose to 14.3 percent ...

Are the Children Well? A Model and Recommendations for Promoting the Mental Wellness of the Nation's Young People This report from Child Trends, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, builds on prior work aimed at ending longstanding dis ...

Assessing Adult Relatives as Preferred Caregivers in Permanency Planning: A Competency-Based Curriculum This curriculum was developed by the National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning (now the National Resource Center Permanency and ...

Orleans Parish Juvenile Court - Judge Ernestine Gray In Louisiana, permanency hearings are held 12 months after a child comes into custody and every six months thereafter. Judge Ernestine S. Gray conducts Benchmark Conferences for youth between the ag ...

Innovative ideas for improved court practice to expedite permanency for children.

By recognizing the potential impact of trauma on parenting, judges and attorneys can more easily connect parents with services that will meet their needs. This resource from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network addresses the following questions: Wh ...

The Blueprint for Change is a detailed framework that includes goals and benchmarks (or subgoals) for children and youth that will help ensure their education success. The document contains national and state examples (programs, resources, and strategies) ...

Building Blocks Toward Permanent Families The Children’s Bureau, together with its information service, Child Welfare Information Gateway, recently announced that this year’s National Foster Care Month theme is “Building Blocks Toward Permanent Families” ...

New Resources Available for Building Implementation and Evaluation Capacity in Child Welfare The Children’s Bureau (CB) has announced the release of three important new resources from the Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII), a 5-year, $100 million Pre ...

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NRCPFC Information Packet: Bullying and Children in the Child Welfare System.Ariyakulkan, Lyn. Dougherty, Susan. Wolff, Erica.National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections.2013 View document.

Changing the Course for Infants and Toddlers: A Survey of State Child Welfare Policies and Initiatives (including, Appendix D: Structure of State Child Welfare Systems). Jordan, Elizabeth. Szrom, Jaclyn. Colvard, Jamie. Cooper, Hope. DeVooght, Kerry.Zero ...

A Handbook for Parent and Guardians in Child Abuse & Neglect Cases What You Need to Know About the Court Process Being involved in a child abuse and neglect case can be confusing and stressful. Not knowing what to expect can make it even harder. This ...

Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys

American Bar Association Therese Roe Lund, MSSW - National Resource Center for Child Protective Services Jennifer Renne, JD - National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues Foreword- Judges in abuse and neglect proceedings are responsible for ...

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