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GENERAL INFORMATION SOURCES:
Child Welfare Information Gateway
FROM Children’s Bureau Administration for Children and Families.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Child Welfare Information Gateway provides information and resources
on a wide range of child welfare topics, covering the continuum from
preventing child abuse and neglect through adoption.
To support professionals working with children and families involved with
child welfare, we offer current information, research, statistics,
best practices, and other materials on the topics listed below.
Provides strategies for family-centered casework practice across child welfare
service systems that focus on strengths, engage families and involve them
in decision-making, and engage communities to support families.
Offers resources on child abuse and neglect, including definitions, identification
of signs and symptoms, statistics and data, risk and protective factors,
perpetrators, the impact of abuse on individuals and society, and fatalities.
Includes information on supporting families, public awareness, community
activities, positive parenting, prevention programs, and more.
Includes resources on child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of
abuse, and strengthening families. Includes information on supporting families,
protective factors, public awareness, community activities, positive parenting,
prevention programs, and more.
Provides information on reporting child abuse and neglect; screening and intake,
investigation, and assessment of reports; casework practice case management;
differential response; trauma-informed practice; and responding to child fatalities.
Describes family support and preservation services and offers resources for
managers on family engagement, cultural competence, evaluation,
evidence-based practice, funding, and training.
Offers information about family foster care, kinship care, treatment foster care,
residential and group care, and Independent Living services. This section also
addresses working with children, youth, and families involved with out-of-home care.
Includes information on legal and court issues, preparing and supporting children
and youth, interjurisdictional placements, postpermanency services, and special
issues in achieving permanency for older youth, children from minority groups, and
children with disabilities.
Addresses all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, with a focus on adoption
from the U.S. foster care system. This section also offers information on assessing,
developing, and evaluating adoption programs and services; recruiting adoptive families;
preparing children and youth; supporting birth parents; postadoption services;
the adoption process; and search and reunion.
Includes resources to help managers, supervisors, and administrators provide effective
leadership and build a skilled workforce. This section addresses child welfare agency
administration and management, ethical practice, program evaluation, disaster
preparedness, funding, information systems and data, practice improvement, supervision,
system reform, training, and strategies to strengthen the child welfare workforce.
Presents information on topics that are relevant across the child welfare continuum,
including assessment, the role of courts, cultural competence, domestic violence,
laws and policies, mental/behavioral health, statistics, substance abuse, and a range
of other services that support children, youth, and families.
Many of the items produced or distributed by Information Gateway are part
of a related series. Click on the series below to view the included titles.
Bulletins for Professionals (23)
Publications for caseworkers, adoption professionals, and other child welfare
professionals covering research, practices, and policies
General information on child abuse and neglect, the child welfare system,
and Federal legislation
Factsheets for Families (35)
Accessible information for families and nonprofessionals on topics
in adoption, foster care, and parenting
Grantee Lessons Learned (7)
Pre-2006 syntheses of information from Children’s Bureau funded grantees.
More recent online syntheses and site visit reports can be accessed through
the Discretionary Grant Outcomes and Lessons Learned section
Hojas Informativas (Factsheets) (7)
Información general sobre el abuso y el abandono de menores, el sistema
de bienestar infantil y las leyes federales
Hojas Informativas Para las Familias (Factsheets for Families) (13)
Información accesible para las familias y las personas no profesionales sobre
la adopción, el acogimiento de menores y la crianza de los hijos
Issue Briefs (19)
Research and program examples that demonstrate evidence-based practices
Numbers and Trends (8)
Factsheets focusing on statistical research
Related Organizations Lists (40)
Contact information for national and State organizations related to child welfare topics
State Statutes (39)
General information and summaries of State statutes
Child Abuse and Neglect User Manual Series
Guidance on child protection for professionals in child welfare and related fields as
produced by the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect within the Children’s Bureau.
Access child welfare-related information by State.
Provides an easy way to find State legislation on specific child abuse
and neglect, child welfare, and adoption topics.
Includes State-by-State listings of adoption agencies,
support groups, and State officials and services.
Also available in Spanish.
Links to State publications that describe child welfare
services and provide guidance to professionals and families.
Presents contact information and websites for State child welfare
and related organizations.
Provides answers to 13 questions on State adoption assistance policy,
medical assistance, and postadoption services.
Offers information and tools from State and local child welfare initiatives
to improve workload management.
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