100th Anniversary of the Children's Bureau
Region 1 staff recently gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Children's Bureau. The Children’s Bureau was the world’s first government program dedicated to the well-being of children, youth and families. Today, the Bureau's 150 employees administer programs totaling $8 billion annually. The Children's Bureau focuses on adoption and foster care; prevention of child abuse and neglect; child welfare; improving the quality of child welfare services; funding child welfare programming in states, tribes and individual organizations; and compiling states’ data on child safety, permanency and well-being.