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is a series of 12 podcasts that translates the research of early childhood development into parenting practices that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family. Click here to listen to or download the podcasts. This podcast series is generously funded by MetLife Foundation.

Tracking Federal Child Welfare Policy

TRACKING FEDERAL CHILD WELFARE POLICY

There are a variety of federal programs which address the needs of young children and their families. This section of our web site tracks the federal government programs on child welfare

The chart below provides a basic overview of the federal programs, as well as status updates on the authorizations of those programs by Congress.

To track the funding of these programs through the annual Congressional appropriations process, click here.

Federal Law/ Program

Overview Authorization

Title IV-B  of the
Social Security Act



 

  

 


 

 

 

Provides funding for child welfare services, as well as for preventive and supportive services for families.

- Subpart 1: Child Welfare Services—Provides federal grants to states, Indian Tribes, and territories to improve child welfare services.

-  Subpart 2: Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF)—Provides federal grants to support family preservation, reunification, adoption, and family support services.

Administered by the Children’s Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services.
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/

Subpart 1 is permanently authorized. Authorization for Subpart 2 expires in 2011.

  

  

 

 

 


 

 

Title IV-E of the
Social Security Act






Open-ended entitlement program that provides federal funding for foster care maintenance, adoption assistance, and independent living services as well as training for staff and foster parents.

Administered by the Children’s Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services.
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/

Permanently authorized.










Child Abuse Prevention
and Treatment Act (CAPTA)

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provides federal funding and technical assistance to assist states in:

(1) meeting their responsibilities for prevention and intervention in cases of child abuse and neglect and improving their child protective service systems (Child Protective Services State Grants),

(2) supporting research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and the development and implementation of evidence-based training programs (CAPTA Discretionary Grants), and

(3) developing, operating, expanding, and enhancing community-based, prevention-focused programs and activities designed to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect (Community-Based Grants for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect). 

States are also now required to refer children with substantiated cases of abuse for Part C screening.

Administered by the Children’s Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services.
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/

Authorization expired in 2008.

 

 

 


 



 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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