National Center for Child Welfare Excellence
NCCWE Weekly Update 10/29/2014

Digital Stories from NCCWE
Watch “From There to Here: Rebecca’s Story.”  A moving story made by youth from ACS in NYC and the NCCWE digital story team.

Represent: The Voice of Youth in Foster Care
Read the latest issue of Represent Magazine- Focusing on Becoming Ourselves

I Wish My Mom Could Accept Me
This writer recounts his mother’s reaction when she learns he’s gay from his guidance counselor, and the fallout that ensues as a result.

Greater oversight for youth in foster care on the horizon in NYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio signed several bills into law requiring ACS to collect and annually report on housing, education, and employment outcomes for youth aging out of care. Read more in the NYC Public Advocate's report "Improving the Outcomes for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care in New York City"

Six Skills Every Foster Parent Should Have
Do you think YOU are ready to become a foster parent?  Check out this article highlighting the skills that will help you and your family prepare.

Visit NYSCCC to find stories, articles, and resources to support your journey.

Health Issues for Judges to Consider for Children in Foster Care
This resource provides Judges with an overview of important health issues for children and youth in care and age-appropriate forms for obtaining, recording, and tracking relevant health information for individual children.

White Paper Series on Well-Being
In 2012, the Administration on Children, Youth and Families published the information memorandum Promoting Social and Emotional Well-Being for Children and Youth Receiving Child Welfare Services. Building on this guidance, the Children's Bureau published a series of white papers focused on integrating well-being into child welfare practice to effectively achieve safety and permanency for children and families.

The series includes an overview and three separate papers.

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Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, LCSW
Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare
Executive Director
National Center for Child Welfare Excellence
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