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2014 Green Book Has Updated Information on
U.S. Federal Child Welfare Laws and Funding
The U.S. House of Representative Ways & Means Committee recently released the 2014 Green Book, which includes information on the programs under the committee’s jurisdiction. The child welfare section of the Green Book includes numerous reports from the Child Welfare Congressional Research Services and charts and figures on federal child welfare funding.
Access the Child Welfare section.
New Resources Address Key Child Welfare Issues
The following recent reports and resources are of value to the kinship, foster care, and adoption community:
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released Sustaining Momentum – Improving Educational Stability for Young People in Foster Care, which highlights policy improvements and work still needed to help improve educational outcomes for youth in care.
The State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center (SPARC) publishedImproving Child Well-Being: Strengthening Collaboration Between the Child Welfare and Health Care Systems, which explores collaboration between child welfare and the medical community.
State-by-State Adoption Data Available
NACAC, through the State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center (SPARC), has published state adoption factsheets based primarily on 2012 AFCARS data. Each of the factsheets includes information about the number of waiting children, the number of adopted children, lengths of stay, race and ethnic background of waiting and adopted children, and more.
Access the factsheets.
Data Details State Adoptions from Care
The Children’s Bureau recently released a state-by-state chart listing the children and youth adopted with public agency involvement from 2004 to 2013.
Access the chart.
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