Child Welfare Timeline

Events

Decleration of the Rights of a Child 1959

1959

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

1962

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

1974

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

1978

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

Approx. 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

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

1994

(MEPA) is enacted to prevent discrimination in the series under Title 5

Title 4-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance

1996

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

1997

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

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

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

2001

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

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

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

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.

15 Item Historical Timeline

02/19/2017

Sharrae Johnson
Mrs. Miller
Child Welfare