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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Know Thy Enemy!!!

As a monthly post I am including the following information. For those, who want to learn more about their state relating to there concern, this may be valuable information. This also goes to Advocates, who are seeking Reform.

So many times, I have stated one needs to know ALL the story. Not to mention, and with a high degree of certainty, those who work for the Agency, really don't know all the Statutes, Policies, and Procedures , etc, that they are bound to. One basic reason, most of the manuals are too Thick.

Plus, check out our Affiliation & Educational Publications>> http://www.nfpcar.org/FPA/emails/Current.htm
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So, feel free to pass on to others>>
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Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert! August 2010

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The following new or updated publications and resources are now available from Child Welfare Information Gateway. Use the links listed below, or contact us to request a print copy, if available.

What's New

State Managers Series Publications
Find research summaries and State and local examples of strategies to support managers who are responsible for State child welfare programs. The State Managers Series now includes two new publications:
  • Caseload and Workload Management discusses the problems of large caseloads and workloads for child welfare workers. It also examines the benefits of caseload and workload management and provides specific strategies for achieving them.
    www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/case_work_management
  • Family Engagement describes the value of family engagement in the child welfare system. Read about new ways to achieve meaningful family engagement, specific strategies that reflect family engagement, and examples of State and local child welfare programs that engage families successfully.
    www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f_fam_engagement
Children's Bureau Brochure
Did you know that the Children's Bureau has been working to improve the lives of children and families since 1912? This brochure provides a brief history of the Children's Bureau and information about its mission throughout the years, training and technical assistance, funding, research, monitoring, and special initiatives.
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/aboutcb/cb_brochure.pdf

Updates

Concurrent Planning for Permanency for Children: Summary of State Laws
Learn about State laws that permit an agency to plan for another permanent placement for a child at the same time it works to reunify the child with his or her family of origin.
www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/concurrent.cfm
Cross-Reporting Among Responders to Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary of State Laws
Get an overview of State requirements for child protective and law enforcement agencies to share information and work cooperatively in responding to reports.
www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/xreporting.cfm

In This Month's CBX

The Fostering Connections Act is the spotlight topic in the July/August issue of Children's Bureau Express (CBX). Articles focus on Family Connection grants, implications for kin, and resources for implementing the act, as well as other child welfare news of interest to professionals and policymakers in the interrelated fields of child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.
cbexpress.acf.hhs.gov
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www.childwelfare.gov/calendar/materials

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