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Child Welfare Policy Manual References

Commonly Used Acronyms

AFCARS - Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
AFDC   - Aid to Families with Dependent Children
APD   - Advance Planning Document
ASFA   - Adoption and Safe Families Act
CAP   - Cost allocation plan
CAPTA   - Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
CFSR   - Child and Family Services Review
CPS   - Child Protective Services
FFP   - Federal financial participation
GAL   - Guardian Ad Litem
ICWA   - Indian Child Welfare Act
IEAP   - Interethnic Adoption Provisions (Small Business Job Protection Act)
MEPA   - Multiethnic Placement Act
PRWORA   - Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act
SACWIS   - Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System
SSI   - Supplemental Security Income
TPR   - Termination of parental rights

Major Child Welfare Legislation

Public Law 93-247 Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
Public Law 96-272 Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act
Public Law 103-66 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation of 1993
Public Law 103-432 Social Security Act Amendments of 1994
Public Law 103-382 Multiethnic Placement Act
Public Law 104-188 Small Business Job Protection Act
Public Law 104-193 The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996
Public Law 104-235 Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Amendments of 1996
Public Law 105-89 The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997
Public Law 106-169 The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999

THOMAS - Legislative Information on the Internet
Acting under the directive of the leadership of the 104th Congress to make Federal legislative information freely available to the Internet public, a Library of Congress team brought the THOMAS World Wide Web system online in January 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress.
http://thomas.loc.gov/

National Archives and Records Administration - Code of Federal Regulations
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. The CFR online is a joint project authorized by the publisher, the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register, and the Government Printing Office (GPO) to provide the public with enhanced access to Government information.
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/