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CPS Viewpoint on Family Health
(from: Resource Packets)

The following publications are from Child Welfare Information Gateway’s online catalog 
http://www.childwelfare.gov/

 

Health/Mental Health Issues

 

Series Title:

Related Organizations Lists

Author(s):

Child Welfare Information Gateway

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2008 - 0 pages

 

This directory lists organizations that provide information and services that support the physical and mental health of children and families. The list includes professional societies, as well as research institutes and training programs. Each entry includes contact information and a brief description of the organization.

 

Healthy Marriage Initiative : Building Real Solutions for Real People

 

Author(s):

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Family Assistance.

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2006 - 24 pages

 

In 2002, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the Healthy Marriage Initiative. Through the initiative, ACF seeks to improve the well-being of children and families already receiving help from other ACF programs, as well as by supporting the development of community-wide initiatives that involve many different types of organizations. This publication showcases some of the programs that organizations have developed using ACF grants and demonstrates how these programs are helping to create successful marital partnerships. This publication also provides insight into some of the lessons learned along the way ...

 

Healthy Marriage Organizations

 

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Related Organizations Lists

Author(s):

Child Welfare Information Gateway

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2008 - 0 pages

 

Organizations that provide information & resources that promote healthy marriages.

 

 

Helping Your Foster Child Transition to Your Adopted Child

 

Series Title:

Factsheets for Families

Author(s):

Child Welfare Information Gateway

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2005 - 6 pages

 

There are a number of ways to help foster children make the emotional transition from being "a ward of the State or the Court" to being "a son or daughter" of foster/adoptive parents. This fact sheet describes specific things families can say and do to help foster children transition, including: talking with children about the changes, engaging in activities to help children understand their own history and background and the reasons why they cannot live with their birth family, helping children adjust to these losses, and helping children transfer their attachments to the foster/adoptive family. Additionally, families will need to ...

How Does the Child Welfare System Work?

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Factsheets

Author(s):

Child Welfare Information Gateway

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2006 - 8 pages

 

The child welfare system is a group of services designed to promote the well-being of children by ensuring safety, achieving permanency, and strengthening families to successfully care for their children. Child welfare systems are complex, and their specific procedures vary widely by State. The purpose of this fact sheet is to give a brief overview of the purposes and functions of child welfare from a national perspective. It discusses what happens when a report of possible abuse or neglect is made, what happens when a report is screened in, and what happens in substantiated cases. It also discusses what happens ...

 

Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect: Signs and Symptoms

 

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Factsheets

Author(s):

Child Welfare Information Gateway

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Year Published:

2006 - 4 pages

 

The first step in helping abused or neglected children is learning to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect. This fact sheet lists general signs that may signal the presence of child abuse. It also includes signs associated with specific types of abuse such as physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional maltreatment.

 

Silent Realities: Supporting Young Children and Their Families Who Experience Violence

 

Author(s):

Cohen, Walthall

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Year Published:

2003 - 30 pages

 

This guide describes the effects of trauma on young children and suggests strategies for helping victims and witnesses of community and domestic violence to heal. Based on concepts presented by experts attending an institute held during a National Head Start Association training conference in April 2000, the discussion emphasizes the importance of encouraging children and adults to express their fears. Teachers and other adults are encouraged to identify changes in children's typical behavior and provide opportunities for them to communicate their feelings through art, stories, and drama. Adults also should ensure that children feel safe and in control. The experts ...

 

Tips for Parents: 2008 Resource Packet

Author(s):

Child Welfare Information Gateway, Children's Bureau, FRIENDS National Resource Center For Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention

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Year Published:

2008 - 5 pages

 

This set includes five tip sheets written to help service providers offer guidance to parents and caregivers on specific issues, while supporting factors known to protect families from the risk of child abuse and neglect. Each easy-to-read factsheet focuses on concrete steps parents can take to care more effectively for their children and strengthen their family. Titles include "Bonding With Your Baby," "Dealing With Temper Tantrums," "Setting Rules With Teens," "Finding Help When You Need It," and "Raising Your Grandchildren."

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