This brief provides an overview of key issues when evaluating a family engagement program or practice, including how family engagement is commonly defined in the child welfare context, an overview of models and practices, and theoretical and methodological concerns.
As our partners at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continue to work closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners across the globe to respond to contain COVID-19, we want to inform you that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at HHS continues to provide updates and guidance from medical professionals about how to protect you and those you serve from COVID-19.
This joint letter from three agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (the Office of Family Assistance, the Office of Child Care, and the Children’s Bureau) provides information to state child welfare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Child Care and Development Fund programs about issues related to the provision of financial assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic to youth in or formerly in foster care.
This technical bulletin is a revision to the Technical Bulletin #1 that was originally published on August 19, 2019. This revised Technical Bulletin #1 provides additional information regarding the file structure for the data elements to be submitted by IV-E agencies for each child who received IV-E prevention services, as required by FFPSA.
This webinar described the CCWIS Design Requirements and preliminary work on the CCWIS Design Requirements and Self-Assessment Tool. It included a description of the "conformance indicators" and a "scoring methodology" used to assess CCWIS design. The webinar then described the Children's Bureau's process for conducting pilots and improving the tool, and it concluded with a discussion of the lessons learned from the pilots to date.
This letter from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) describes a partnership between ACF and the U.S. Department of Treasury to encourage tenants and landlords to take advantage of emergency rental assistance available through the American Rescue Plan Act.
This Program Instruction (PI) provides clarifying guidance to title IV-E agencies on the parameters of short-term support that may be provided to kinship families with title IV-E kinship navigator funding under the flexibilities of Section 8, Division X of P.L. 116-260.