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Child Welfare News
Publication Date: 9/28/2015
Publication Number: 20138459

Newsletter covers the activities of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Child Welfare Program.

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  • Child Welfare News: September 2015
  • Child Welfare News: June 2015
  • Child Welfare News: February 2015
  • Child Welfare News: August 2014
  • Child Welfare News: May 2014
  • Child Welfare News: February 2014
  • Child Welfare News: November 2013
  • Child Welfare News: August 2013
  • Child Welfare News: May 2013



  • National Capital Region Annual Report on Foster Care
    Publication Date: 7/8/2015
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    The report lists the number of area children in foster care, the number of foster homes in the region, as well as other foster care and adoption statistics.

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  • 2014 Foster Care Annual Report
  • 2013 Foster Care Annual Report
  • 2012 Foster Care Annual Report
  • 2011 Foster Care Annual Report
  • 2010 Foster Care Annual Report
  • 2009 Foster Care Annual Report
  • 2008 Foster Care Annual Report
  • 2007 Foster Care Annual Report



  • COG Health Quarterly Newsletter
    Publication Date: 10/1/2013
    Publication Number: 20128446

    Quarterly health newsletter

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  • September 2013 Newsletter
  • June - Aug 2013 Summer
  • March - May 2013 Spring
  • Dec - Feb 2012-2013 Winter Edition
  • Sep - Nov 2012 Back to School
  • Jun - Aug 2012



  • Strengthening Washington, D.C. Area Families Project Report
    Publication Date: 2/18/2004
    Publication Number: 20048161

    This report summarizes the outcomes of a five-year research initiative that tested the effectiveness of the Strengthening Families Program (SFP). The Strengthening Washington, D.C. Area Families Project was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health and conducted by COG, the University of Utah, and the University of Maryland.

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  • Who's in Foster Care and Why?
    Publication Date: 7/1/1998
    Publication Number: 98820

    Provides demographic information about children in foster care and describes the factors that lead to their placement.

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    Immunization in the Region: A Baseline Analysis
    Publication Date: 5/1/1998
    Publication Number: 98818

    Provides data on childhood immunization in the Washington metropolitan region.



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    Child Care Needs in the Washington Metropolitan Region
    Publication Date: 5/1/1997
    Publication Number: 97801

    Examines the issues of child care subsidies for low-income families.

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    Making a Difference for Teens
    Publication Date: 8/1/1996
    Publication Number: 96802

    Describes the need for foster parents to care for teenagers. Includes telephone listing of local public foster care agencies and several non-profit foster care agencies. Also available in the Spanish language.

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    Foster Hope Through Foster Care
    Publication Date: 6/1/1996
    Publication Number: 96801

    Contains general information about foster parenting, and includes telephone numbers of local public foster care agencies as well as several non-profit foster care organizations. Also available in the Spanish language.

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  • Finding a Way Home: Building Communities with Affordable Housing



  • All About Adoption
    Publication Date: 2/1/1996
    Publication Number: 96803

    Contains general information about adopting children through a public agency. Includes listing of local public adoption agencies and several non-profit agencies. Also available in the Spanish language.

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