Follow this link to the 2013 Alabama Kids Count Data Book. It is a premiere resource for statistics on education, povery and much more. A paper copy will be available in the Social Work Reading Room in Little Hall in the coming weeks.
National statistics can be located by Googling National Kids Count Databook.
P.L. 100-351 ammends the Social Security Act to connect and support relative caregivers, improve outcomes for children in foster care, provide for Tribal foster care and adoption access, improve incentives for adoption and for other purposes.
The Alabama Resource Management System is a joint project of the Alabama Criminal Justice Center and the Department of Children's Affairs.
It is a comprehesive database for detailed demographic and statistical information on children and families in Alabama. Analytical and reproting tools provide information for social services agencies and programs. It excells in the application of mapping and data to social services and is an amazing tool for leaders to understand their communities for information, decision making, and snapshots of demographics that can be used for advocating with Legislators or key decision makers.
Click on the following link to view the 2013 National Kids Count Data Book. The data book contains a variety of statistics related to children in the United States. For Alabama statsitics, you can go to the box labeled 2103 Alabama Kids Count Data Book in this portion of the Social Work LibGuide.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged children in the U.S. The link below will take you to the Annie E. Casey Foundation homepage. There is a new report that includes descriptive and statistical information on race and children.
Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. Visit often for the latest on a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption...More About Us
The Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health is a strong resource for material realting to Latino adolescent and teenage health. Facilitating communitcation through families is their focus. Several YouTube videos on talking with teens about sexual behavior and teaching aids are avaialable as PDFs.
The U.S Children's Bureau has published an e-book on the history of the Children's Bureau. Fascinating information for history and policy papers/research. https://cb100.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb_ebook/cb_ebook.pdf
A recently released e-book—The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to Childhood—presents a comprehensive look at the first 100 years of the Children's Bureau, which is part of ACYF/ACF/HHS. The e-book combines compelling text with striking historical images to tell the story of a small Federal agency that took on some of the nation's most devastating social problems, including infant mortality, child labor, and child abuse and neglect.
The e-book places the Children's Bureau's achievements in the context of changing world events and social movements, including the following: