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Child Welfare

Evidence-Building Academy for Child Welfare Administrators and Evaluators

Published: April 17, 2020

Are you interested in evaluating a child welfare program or service? Join child welfare evaluation experts for the Evidence-Building Academy (the Academy), offered at no cost to participants. The Academy will walk participants through the steps needed to do a rigorous evaluation in real-world child welfare settings. Academy experts will also answer questions, troubleshoot, and help you create a strong evaluation plan, whether you are just starting or making adjustments to an evaluation already under way.

Education Exchange: State Panel Discussion

This state panel discussion, featuring Alabama, District of Columbia, and Wisconsin, discussed sharing child welfare and education data to improve practice and outcomes. Panelists shared the history of their exchanges along with future visions for their exchanges. In addition, panelists discussed the lessons learned from building relationships between child welfare agencies and education agencies and developing data exchanges between them. The panel included several question and answer sessions throughout the presentation.

Promoting Self-Regulation in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Practice Brief

Adolescence and young adulthood are times of both risk and opportunity with regard to self-regulation. This brief describes the importance of self-regulation for adolescents and young adults and provides guidelines for supporting self-regulation development for 14-25-year-olds...

Engaging State Young People in the NYTD Review

This webpage provides information to states planning their NYTD Review on why and how a state should involve young people in their NYTD Review process. It discusses ways a state can support young people including providing resources, ideas on how to prepare them, debriefing, networking opportunities, and compensation ideas to incentivize participation. There is also a checklist with recommended timelines to assist states in when they should engage state young people. The checklist references specific section within the Guide to the NYTD Review.

First lady Melania Trump: 'Be Best' is advocating that every child find a loving, safe and forever family

First Lady Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign focuses on some of the major issues facing children today and encourages children to BE BEST in their individual paths.

Letter from Jerry Milner: CFSR PIP Measurement - Non-Overlapping Evaluation Period

In an effort to ensure that all states have the same amount of time to measure progress from implementing their Program Improvement Plans and other CQI change and implementation activities, the Children’s Bureau is offering all states an 18-month non-overlapping evaluation period.

AFCARS Final Rule Webinars and Training Materials

The Children’s Bureau’s Division of Performance Measurement and Improvement is facilitating a series of webinars for title IV-E agencies on the implementation of the new AFCARS final rule.

Home Visiting Careers: How Workplace Supports Relate to Home Visitor Recruitment and Retention

Published: August 6, 2020

Early childhood home visiting programs support pregnant women and families with young children so they can be healthy, safe, and better prepared to reach their goals. The success of these programs is dependent upon recruiting and retaining a skilled, committed, and satisfied workforce. This brief summarizes findings from the Home Visiting Career Trajectories study—a national study of the home visiting workforce—on workplace factors in recruiting and retaining qualified staff.

Technical Bulletin - FAQs on Independent Legal Representation

This technical bulletin responds to title IV-E agency and other stakeholder frequently asked questions (FAQs) about published policies, including legal representation. The FAQs in this technical bulletin do not establish new policy or requirements or supersede existing laws or official guidance.

CFSR Round 3 Statewide Data Indicators Workbook

This workbook provides state-by-state performance data for round 3 of the Child and Family Services Reviews in addition to national performance comparisons for the past 12-month reporting period included in data profiles transmitted to states in February 2020.

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