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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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Representation of Children in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings

March 10, 2015 Comments off

Representation of Children in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

This publication examines State laws that specify when a State court must provide legal representation for a child involved in child abuse and neglect proceedings and whether that representative must be an attorney, guardian ad litem, or a court-appointed special advocate. The qualifications, training, specific duties, and compensation of the representative also are addressed.

Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma

February 21, 2015 Comments off

Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

This factsheet discusses the nature of trauma, especially abuse or neglect, the effects of trauma on children and youth, and ways to help a child who has experienced trauma. Parents or foster parents who do not understand the effects of trauma may misinterpret their child’s behavior, and attempts to address troubling behavior may be ineffective or, in some cases, even harmful. By understanding trauma, parents and foster parents can help support a child’s healing, the parent-child relationship, and their family as a whole.

Factsheets for Families: Parenting Your Adopted Preschooler

February 19, 2015 Comments off

Factsheets for Families: Parenting Your Adopted Preschooler
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

This factsheet is designed to help adoptive parents understand their preschooler’s developmental needs. It also provides practical strategies to promote a warm and loving parent-child relationship based on honesty and trust. It offers information on development, talking about adoption, and appropriate discipline.

See also: Factsheets for Families: Parenting Your Adopted School-Age Child

Review and Expunction of Central Registries and Reporting Records

January 26, 2015 Comments off

Review and Expunction of Central Registries and Reporting Records
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

This publication examines State laws and procedures that provide persons who are named as alleged perpetrators in central registry reports the right to review the records and to request administrative hearings to contest the findings and have inaccurate records removed from the registry. Laws that provide for the expunction of old or unsubstantiated reports also are discussed.

See also:
+ Making and Screening Reports of Child Abuse and Neglect (State Statutes)
+ Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect (State Statutes)
+ Disclosure of Confidential Child Abuse and Neglect Records (State Statutes)
+ Establishment and Maintenance of Central Registries for Child Abuse Reports (State Statutes)

Also available: State Statutes Search

Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect

April 28, 2014 Comments off

Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

This factsheet discusses laws that designate the groups of professionals that are required to report cases of suspected child abuse and neglect. Reporting by other persons, the responsibilities of institutions in making reports, standards for making a report, and confidentiality of reports also are discussed. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.

Current Through November 2013

See also: Penalties for Failure to Report and False Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

The Children’s Bureau Training & Technical Assistance Network 2014 Directory

April 11, 2014 Comments off

The Children’s Bureau Training & Technical Assistance Network 2014 Directory (PDF)
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

This booklet summarizes information on the Children’s Bureau Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Network, within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This directory offers information on the specific focus of each of the 23 T&TA Network members.

The mission of the T&TA Network is to provide a seamless array of services that build the capacity of States, Tribes, territories, and courts to achieve sustainable, systemic changes that will result in improved outcomes for children, youth, and families. To do so, the Network members provide training, TA, research, information and referral, and consultation on the full array of Federal requirements administered by the Children’s Bureau.

T&TA Network members also assist State, local, Tribal, and other publicly administered or publicly supported child welfare agencies and family and juvenile courts to achieve conformity with the outcomes and systemic factors defined in the monitoring reviews conducted by the Children’s Bureau.

The T&TA Network provides both on-site and off-site T&TA. On-site assistance might cover several weeks or months and comprise multiple visits; off-site assistance might consist, for example, of conducting a policy review or responding to a request for materials in a specific practice area. The Network has an open-door policy for making T&TA requests.

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