Deceleration of the right of a Child. The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It marked the first major international consensus on the fundamental principles of children's rights.
The Battered Child Syndrome
The Battered Child Syndrome was phrased that to characterize a clinical condition in young children who have received serious physical abuse, generally from a parent or foster parent.
Child Abuse and Treatment Act
Child Abuse and Treatment Act is enacted. It is the only federal legislation completely dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect
Indian Child Welfare Act
Indian Child Welfare Act is Adopted, establishing requirements for child welfare agencies when serving Native children and families
Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980
Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 establishes a new Title 4-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance entitlement program
Family Preservation and Support Services Program Act of 1993
Legislation is enacted that directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service to create a new review of State Child Welfare Systems. This creates the Child and Family Service Reviews
Multiethnic Placement Act
(MEPA) is enacted to prevent discrimination in the series under Title 5
Title 4-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance
Congress rejects House-approved legislation to eliminate the Title 4-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance entitlements and combine over 20 children' s programs into a capped child welfare block grant
Adoption and Safe Families Act
Adoption and Safe Families Act is enacted. It creates timelines for moving children to permanency, provides adoption bonuses for states, and continues the child welfare waiver demonstration.
The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999
The Foster Care Independence Act aims to assist youth aging out of foster care in the United States in obtaining and maintaining independent living skills.
Child Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Act of 2000
The Child Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Act of 2000 recognized that in many cases, financial assistance is needed to help prevent and report instances of child physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.
Promoting Safe and Stable Families
Promoting Safe and Stable Families.This law also amends the John H. Chafee Independent Living Program to provide funding for education and training vouchers for foster youth and create new funding for mentoring of children of incarcerated parents.
The Adoption Promotion Act of 2003
The Adoption Promotion Act of 2003 is a U.S. federal statute that was signed into law by President George Bush. ... The bill authorizes $43 million per year in performance-based incentives to states that are successful in increasing the number of children adopted from foster care.
The Fair Access Foster Care Act of 2005
The Fair Access Foster Care Act of 2005, Was to amend part E of title 4 of the Social Security Act to allow foster care maintenance payments to be paid on behalf of eligible children through a nonprofit or for-profit child-placement or child care agency.
Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act is a federal statute that was signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush on July 27, 2006. ... Failure to register and update information is a felony under the law. States are required to publicly disclose information of Tier 2 and Tier 3 offenders, at minimum.