• Sept / Oct 2006
  • Vol. 7, No. 7

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Child Welfare Information Gateway Takes Off

Since its opening on June 20, Child Welfare Information Gateway has proven to be a popular destination for child welfare professionals. As a service of the Children's Bureau, Child Welfare Information Gateway consolidates and expands upon the resources formerly provided by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse.

Exhibits of the new website and materials at recent national conferences have been well-received, as child welfare and adoption professionals have applauded the clean look and user-friendly features. Other professionals have encountered the Information Gateway website for the first time after being redirected from one of the former Clearinghouse websites. Reported experiences have been very positive, as users have appreciated the streamlined organization and accessibility of resources. In fact, the number of website visits jumped from 22,000 per day in June to more than 32,000 visits per day in July, after the website's debut.

With its new name, website, and resources, Child Welfare Information Gateway is positioned to provide one-stop access to information services on every aspect of child welfare—from prevention to permanency. Child welfare professionals will find print and electronic publications, online databases, subscription services, and an extensive library. Almost all services and materials are free and can be downloaded or ordered online.

Visit the website today to stay connected!


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