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Immigration and Child Welfare

May 26, 2015 Comments off

Immigration and Child Welfare
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

Immigrant families involved with child welfare may face a number of particular issues, such as legal barriers to accessing services, child trauma resulting from difficult immigration or refugee experiences, a parent’s detention/deportation by immigration authorities, and acculturation and language issues. This issue brief addresses child welfare’s work with immigrant children and families; examines current issues related to immigration and child welfare; provides examples of programs and promising practices; and points to resources for professionals, families, and youth.

Health-Care Coverage for Youth in Foster Care—and After

May 13, 2015 Comments off

Health-Care Coverage for Youth in Foster Care—and After
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

This issue brief reviews the eligibility pathways for children and youth in foster care to receive Medicaid or other health-care coverage and looks at some of the newer benefits now mandated through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), especially those for older youth in or formerly in foster care.

Parenting Your Adopted Teenager

May 11, 2015 Comments off

Parenting Your Adopted Teenager
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

This factsheet is designed to help adoptive parents understand their adopted teenager’s experiences and needs so parents can respond with practical strategies that foster healthy development. These strategies include approaches that acknowledge trauma and loss, support effective communication, promote a teen’s independence, and address behavioral and mental health concerns.

Child Maltreatment 2013: Summary of Key Findings

May 7, 2015 Comments off

Child Maltreatment 2013: Summary of Key Findings
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

This factsheet presents summarized information from Child Maltreatment 2013, a report based on data submissions by State child protective services agencies for Federal fiscal year 2013. Statistics in the Child Maltreatment reports are based on data submitted to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), a voluntary reporting system that was developed by the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to collect and analyze annual statistics on child maltreatment.

What Is Child Welfare? A Guide for Disaster Preparedness and Response Professionals

May 5, 2015 Comments off

What Is Child Welfare? A Guide for Disaster Preparedness and Response Professionals
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway (HHS)

In preparing and responding to the safety and well-being of children and families during all phases of disaster, child welfare and disaster preparedness and response (DPR) professionals work most effectively in partnership. This guide provides an overview of child welfare, describes how DPR and child welfare professionals can support one another’s efforts, and lists resources for more information.

State Child Welfare Agency Directors

April 23, 2015 Comments off

State Child Welfare Agency Directors
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

Contact information for the Child Welfare Agency Directors in each State and Territory.

Child Maltreatment — 2015 Prevention Resource Guide: Making Meaningful Connections

March 20, 2015 Comments off

2015 Prevention Resource Guide: Making Meaningful Connections
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

The 2015 Prevention Resource Guide: Making Meaningful Connections was created primarily to support community-based child abuse prevention professionals who work to prevent child maltreatment and promote well-being.

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