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Monday, February 20, 2017

Child Welfare Information Gateway E-lert!: February 2017

Each  Month the Child Welfare Information Gateway publishes the many articles relating to our children and our Families.
You'd think with all this information, there would be few problems with our families?
However, I do like the Gateway's motto..ie
Protecting Children
Strengthening Families
Granpa Chuck
National Team Coordination
National Family Advocacy Team
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Racial Disproportionality and Disparity in Child Welfare

Human Trafficking Research has consistently shown that certain racial and ethnic groups, including African-Americans and Native Americans, are overrepresented in the U.S. child welfare system. The child welfare field has moved from acknowledging the issue to formulating and implementing solutions. Child Welfare Information Gateway recently updated the issue brief Racial Disproportionality and Disparity in Child Welfare, which delves into the prevalence of racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparity in child welfare, reviews the latest literature on the topic, and highlights current State and local initiatives to address disproportionality.
Our brief provides strategies that can help child welfare administrators, program managers, and policymakers address these issues in general and at certain points in the child welfare process, including focusing on prevention and early intervention, ensuring unbiased reporting, and ensuring that families of color have access to culturally competent services.

Child Maltreatment Report 2015 Now Live

NFCM Image Based on State-level data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), Child Maltreatment 2015 presents an aggregate view of child abuse and neglect in the United States. This resource includes information on the reports made to child protective services (CPS), the children involved in CPS cases, child fatalities, perpetrators of child abuse and neglect, and available services.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released this report as the 26th in a series designed to collect and analyze State child abuse and neglect statistics. The Child Maltreatment series is used to assess the efficacy of Federal programs and inform researches, practitioners, and advocates around the world.

The full Child Maltreatment 2015 report is available to view and download on the Children's Bureau website, along with access to archived Child Maltreatment reports from 1995 to 2014.

NEW Podcast: Engaging Fathers Part 3

NFCM Image Child Welfare Information Gateway created a three-part podcast series on engaging fathers and working with fatherhood organizations. Part 1 and Part 2 of this series feature a conversation with leaders of local fatherhood organizations.
The discussion provides perspective, insights, and recommendations to help child welfare agencies partner with fatherhood organizations to enhance the engagement and involvement of fathers and paternal family members in establishing permanency and safety for children in the child welfare system. Part 3, completing the series, provides listeners with insights gained from a partnership occurring in Spartanburg, SC.
For more information or the complete list of current podcasts available, visit the Children’s Bureau website.

Upcoming Conferences

Child Welfare Information Gateway will be at these upcoming conference(s). Please stop by and see the team, and be sure to visit Information Gateway's conference calendar to access and/or submit upcoming events!
March 1–4: BPD Conference (The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors), New Orleans, LA
March 4–7: Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO
March 5–8: 30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health (CMH), Tampa, FL
March 8–9: Learning & Leadership Summit (Sponsor: Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina), Durham, NC
March 8–11: Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
March 11–14: National CASA/GAL Conference, Seattle, WA

Did You Know?

The Children's Bureau has added the following Information Memorandums (IMs) and Program Instructions (PIs) to their website:
IM-17-01: This Information Memorandum (IM) informs State and Tribal title IV-E agencies about the publication of the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) final rule.
IM-17-02:  This Information Memorandum (IM) encourages all child welfare agencies, courts, administrative offices of the courts, and court improvement programs to work together to ensure parents, children and youth, and child welfare agencies receive high-quality legal representation at all stages of child welfare proceedings.
PI-17-02: This Program Instruction (PI) provides guidance to States on implementing provisions in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended by CARA, relating to infants affected by substance abuse.

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