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ISBN-13: 9780160917226
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 177
File size: 37 MB
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Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

 The Children's Bureau is a 100-year-old Federal agency within the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. The Bureau was created in 1912 “to investigate and report . . . upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people.” Since that time, the Children's Bureau has moved about within different Federal agencies, and many of its responsibilities were spun off to other, newer agencies. These changes have allowed the Bureau to narrow its focus to serving children and families involved across the entire continuum of child welfare services, from prevention of child maltreatment to foster care and adoption. Today, the Children's Bureau provides guidance, develops policy, collects national statistics, monitors State child welfare services, and oversees funding for a wealth of child welfare programs.

 

Table of Contents

 Table of Contents:

Foreword

Chapter 1: America’s Conscience Gives Birth to the Children’s Bureau

Chapter 2: Saving Babies and Restoring Childhood (1912–1929)

Chapter 3: The Great Depression and Social Security (1929–1939)

Chapter 4: Wartime and Recovery (1940–1956)

Chapter 5: A Growing Government Shrinks the Children’s Bureau (1957–1973)

Chapter 6: Sharpening the Focus on Child Welfare (1974–1992)

Chapter 7: Partnering With Families and Working to Improve Outcomes

(1993–2012)

Afterword

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