• October 2009
  • Vol. 10, No. 8

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Updates From the T&TA Network

The Children's Bureau's Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Network continues to produce resources that can help States and Tribes in their work with children and families. Some recent resources are listed below:

  • Child Welfare Information Gateway announced that its 2009 National Adoption Month website is now live. Created in partnership with AdoptUSKids, the site features:
    • A calendar of activities for the month of November in both Spanish and English
    • Presidential and State proclamations on National Adoption Month
    • Targeted resources for professionals, families, and teachers
  • FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) has produced a publication, CBCAP and the CFSR/PIP Process, to help State lead agencies understand and participate in their States' Child and Family Services Reviews and Program Improvement Plans process.
    www.friendsnrc.org/joomdocs/cbcap_cfsr.pdf (152 KB)
  • The National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues has posted a presentation given at the Agencies and Courts Meeting in Virginia on August 3. H. Stephen Pennypacker, the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) administrator for Florida and president-elect to the Association of Administrators of the ICPC, presented "ICPC in the Electronic Age."
    www.abanet.org/child/rclji/icpc%20in%20the%20electronic%20age.ppt (9.73 MB)
  • The National Quality Improvement Center on Differential Response in Child Protective Services (QIC-DR) has released a Request for Applications for Research and Demonstration. A national research study in differential response is planned to take place from January 2010 to June 2013. The average amount per awardee is $1.3 million; three to five applicants will be selected. The deadline is October 8, 2009.
  • The National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System has made available a new, seven-part series of articles on child law practice, which offers insights on how to engage nonresident fathers in child welfare legal processes. Also available is a two-part document on policy and practice reform. Links to the articles are on the website.
  • The National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning has revised its website section on kinship information. The reorganized page includes an overview of kinship care, policies, training, research, resources, and the different tools States use. The webcast "Supporting Kinship Families: What State Policymakers Can Do" has been added as well.

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