August 20, 2004

In this Issue:

  1. Child Neglect Demonstration Projects: A Synthesis of Lessons Learned
      Source: National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information - August 2004
  2. Grant Funds for the Safe and Bright Futures for Children Initiative
      Source: Federal Register - August 5, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 150)
  3. Strengthening Peer Review in Federal Agencies that Support Education Research
      Source: news@nap.edu - August 13, 2004

1. Child Neglect Demonstration Projects: A Synthesis of Lessons Learned

Source: National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information - August 2004

In 1996 and 1997, the Children's Bureau funded 10 demonstration projects to address the prevention, intervention, and treatment needs of neglected children and their families. These projects implemented and evaluated a wide variety of service strategies with large numbers of children and families. Programs varied considerably in terms of theoretical model (psychosocial or ecological), target population, location (in-home or out-of-home), duration, and intensity... Despite their many differences, grantees experienced a number of similar challenges. The strategies they used to overcome them may help future programs avoid these common pitfalls. In addition, the shared lessons these grantees learned about staffing, service delivery, and collaboration with community partners can inform future efforts and improve outcomes for families at risk for neglect and for neglected children. To read the report go to http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/candemo/index.cfm.

2. Grant Funds for the Safe and Bright Futures for Children Initiative

Source: Federal Register - August 5, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 150)

Funds are available for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 grants for the Safe and Bright Futures for Children Initiative--a program to diminish the damaging effects of domestic violence on children and adolescents and to stop the cycles of abuse and intentional injury. Approximately $2.2 million in funding is available on a competitive basis for a maximum of up to 30 grants for Phase One of the Safe and Bright Futures for Children Initiative. Applications are due September 9, 2004. For complete information go to http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/04-17835.htm.

3. Strengthening Peer Review in Federal Agencies that Support Education Research

Source: news@nap.edu - August 13, 2004

This new title from the National Academies Press is now available for online reading: Strengthening Peer Review in Federal Agencies that Support Education Research. Go to http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309090997.