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Briar-Lawson K, McCarthy M, Dickerson N, eds. 2013. The Children's Bureau: Shaping a century of child welfare practices, programs, and policies. Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers, 342 pp.

Annotation: This book outlines the 100-year history of the Children's Bureau and highlights the ways it has influenced modern-day child welfare practices. Topics include lessons learned, family driven and community-based systems of care, addressing poverty as a child welfare strategy, youth and family engagement, successful transition to adulthood for foster youth, child protection, child maltreatment, social work, tribal and urban Indian child welfare, work force, leadership development, and envisioning the future.

Contact: National Association of Social Workers, 750 First Street, N.E., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20002-4241, Telephone: (202) 408-8600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 742-4089 Fax: E-mail: membership@naswdc.org Web Site: http://www.socialworkers.org $55.99, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-087101-446-7.

Keywords: American Indians, Federal agencies, Child abuse, Child advocacy, Child welfare, Children, Children's Bureau, Families, Foster care, History, Maltreated children, Poverty, Social work, Socioeconomic factors, Transitions, Work force

Lieberman A, Nelson K, eds. 2013. Women and children first: The contribution of the Children's Bureau to social work education. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education, 249 pp.

Annotation: This book focuses on the relationship between the Children’s Bureau and the social work community, a constant since the founding of the Bureau in 1912. It traces the interaction of the Children's Bureau with social work education and practice through scope, policy, and leadership changes, as well as collaboration between the Bureau and schools of social work to develop a dynamic training and technical assistance infrastructure throughout the United States.

Contact: Council on Social Work Education, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457, Telephone: (703) 683-8080 Fax: (703) 683-8099 E-mail: info@cswe.org Web Site: http://www.cswe.org $46.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-087293-150-3.

Keywords: Child welfare, Children, Children's Bureau, Families, Federal agencies, History, Social work, Work force

U.S. Children's Bureau. [2012]. The Children's Bureau legacy: Ensuring the right to childhood. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Children's Bureau, 233 pp.

Annotation: This document presents a history of the Children's Bureau from its inception in 1912 to 2012. The document describes the origins of the bureau and follows it through the ensuing century. Topics include the birth of the bureau, saving infants and restoring childhood (1912-1929), the Great Depression and social security (1930-1939), wartime and recovery (1940-1956), a growing government shrinks the bureau (1957-1973), sharpening the focus on child welfare (1974-1992), and partnering with families and working to improve outcomes (1993-2012).

Contact: U.S. Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families , , 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor , Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: Fax: E-mail: Web Site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/ Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 9780160917257.

Keywords: Child advocacy, Child health, Child welfare, Children's Bureau, Federal agencies, History

U.S. Children's Bureau. 2012. Children's Bureau centennial . Washington, DC: U.S. Children's Bureau,

Annotation: This web site celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Children's Bureau, describing its history of addressing issues affecting children and families and setting the stage for the next century. Contents include a timeline of the Children's Bureau's history, numerous documents, videos and audio recordings, links, webinars, photographs, books and articles, as well as conferences and meetings, and logos and widgets.

Contact: U.S. Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families , , 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor , Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: Fax: E-mail: Web Site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Child health, Child welfare, Children's Bureau, Families, History

U.S. Children's Bureau. 2012. The story of the Children's Bureau. [Washington, DC]: Administration for Children and Families, 39 pp.

Annotation: This book covers the 100-year history of the U.S. Children's Bureau dedicated to the welfare of the nation's children. Topics include involvement in issues such as infant mortality, dependent children, child labor hours and conditions, child abuse and neglect prevention, foster care, and adoption services. Contents include collaboration, assistance to states and tribes, research and data, getting the word out, and leadership. A website also presents the Children's Bureau history. A version of the printed history is also available in Spanish at https://cb100.acf.hhs.gov/sites/all/themes/danland/danblog/files/Story_of_CB_Spanish.pdf.

Contact: U.S. Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families , , 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor , Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: Fax: E-mail: Web Site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adoption, Child abuse, Child labor, Child neglect, Child welfare, Children, Federal agencies, Foster care, History, Infant mortality, Infants, Spanish language materials, U. S. Children's Bureau, Welfare reform, Welfare services

Children's Bureau Express. 2011-2012. Children's Bureau centennial series. Washington, DC: Children's Bureau, 9 items.

Annotation: This website, which celebrates the 100th birthday of the U.S. Children's Bureau, provides links to recent and upcoming issues of the Children's Bureau Express (CBX), which feature a series of short articles about the political climate and social movements prevalent in the early 20th century that laid the groundwork for the creation of the Children's Bureau. CBX covers news, issues, and trends of interest to professionals and policymakers in the interrelated fields of child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption. LInks to other issues of CBX, as well as other related links, are also provided on the site. Users can subscribe to CBX via the website or search past issues.

Contact: U.S. Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families , , 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor , Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: Fax: E-mail: Web Site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adoption, Anniversaries, Child abuse, Child neglect, Child welfare, Children, Children's Bureau, Federal agencies, History, Public policy

Wallace HM. [2010]. Martha May Eliot, M.D.. [No place: The author?], 86 pp. (Monograph)

Annotation: This monograph is a memoir of Martha May Eliot, pediatrician and chief of the U.S. Children's Bureau from 1951 to 1957. Based on recollections and personal experiences of the author, the biography describes Dr. Eliot's influence on the field of maternal and child health (MCH) and on federal programs addressing MCH issues. An appendix lists the Martha May Eliot award recipients from the establishment of the award in 1964 though 2010.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available for loan.

Keywords: Biographies, Children's Bureau, Eliot, Martha May, Federal MCH programs, History, Pediatricians, Women

Yarrow AL. 2009. History of U.S. children's policy, 1900-present. Washington, DC: First Focus, 30 pp.

Annotation: This publication surveys federal legislative, executive branch, and judicial actions impacting America's children, from the early 20th century to the first month of the Obama Administration. Topics include issues of child welfare, education, child nutrition, child and family health, children's rights, and White House conferences.

Contact: First Focus, 1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0670 Fax: (202) 657-0671 Web Site: http://www.firstfocus.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Children's Bureau, Families, Federal MCH programs, Federal initiatives, Federal legislation, History, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Maternal health, National programs, Public policy, Social services

Smuts AB. 2005. Science in the service of children, 1893-1935. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 381 pp.

Annotation: This book explores the history of the founding and progress of the field of child development from the late 1800s up to World War II. Topics in part one of the book, encompassing 1893-1910, include the rise of social research, feminism, the child study movement, scientific child rearing, parent education, social welfare reform and reform-minded scientsts. Part two provides an overview of the creation of models from 1910-1921. Contents include the establishment of the Children's Bureau, research perspectives from juvenile delinquency to child guidance, and a case study of the methods used in the Iowa Child Welfare Research Station to grow better crops, better pigs, and better children. The third section reviews breakthroughs during the period from 1922 to 1940. It discusses the "Children's Decade" of the 1920s, child development research and preventive politics, a case study of the Yale Clinic, activities of the Child Guidance Movement and its transformation to child psychiatry, and the continued activities of the Children's Bureau.

Contact: Yale University Press, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040, Telephone: (203) 432-0960 Fax: (203) 432-0948 Web Site: http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/home.asp $32.00 for paperback, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 9780300144352.

Keywords: Behavioral sciences, Biological sciences, Child development, Child health, Child health programs, Child rearing, Children, Children's Bureau, Federal agencies, History, Mother child relations, Mothers, Parent education, Pediatrics, Social sciences, United States

Hutchins VL. 2001. Maternal and child health at the millennium: Looking back, moving forward. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 62 pp.

Annotation: This publication provides an overview of the federal Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program's evolution in consultation, technical assistance, policy development and dissemination, and data collection and analysis, from the establishment of the Children's Bureau in 1912 to the present. The publication uses four selected areas—newborn screening, mental retardation, heart disease, and school health/health of school age children—to illustrate how the MCH program development principles have incorporated scientific and technological advances into promoting the health of the nation's children and families. The publication discusses the problems that the MCH program will face in the future, including unresolved problems from the 20th century and new problems. References are included in the document. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Child health, Children, Children's Bureau, Families, Fathers, Health promotion, Healthy People 2010, Heart diseases, History, Infants, MCH programs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Mental retardation, Neonatal screening, Parents, Pregnant women, Program development, School age children, School health, Social Security Act, Title V, Title V programs

Kagan J. 1999. Putting teeth in children's oral health policy and programs: The state of children's oral health and the role of state Title V programs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 21 pp. (AMCHP issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief examines the role of Title V in providing access to and improving the quality of preventive oral health services, and it explores ways in which Title V can expand its role or better use its expertise in collaboration with others to improve the oral health status of children. The report includes seven recommendations for future Title V action; a summary of past and continuing Title V and children's oral health activities (including Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program); a discussion of the role of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau; and an examination and highlights of state Title V programs' role in supporting and promoting oral health. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Health policy, Health promotion, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Medicaid, Oral health, Reports, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State programs, Title V programs

Lindenmeyer K. 1997. A right to childhood: The U.S. Children's Bureau and child welfare, 1912-1946. Urbana, IL: University Of Illinois Press , 368 pp.

Annotation: This publication presents a history of the U.S. Children's Bureau from 1912 to 1946. It discusses such topics as the origins of the Bureau from 1900, promoting maternal and child health, the 1921 Maternity and Infancy Act (Sheppard-Towner), child labor reform, social policy for children with special needs, security for children during the Depression, and activities during World War II. A selected bibliography is included.

Contact: University of Illinois Press, 1325 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, Telephone: (217) 333-0950 Fax: (217) 244-8082 E-mail: uipress@uillinois.edu Web Site: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/ $24.00. Document Number: ISBN 0-252-02275-0.

Keywords: Child welfare, Children's Bureau, Federal MCH programs, Federal agencies, History

KRA Corporation. 1997. Children's Bureau evaluation handbook: A companion to the program manager's guide to evaluation. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children, Youth and Families, 19 pp.

Annotation: This document is a supplement to the Program Manager's Guide to Evaluation. This handbook was written for state and local child and family service program managers and explains evaluation as it relates to issues specific to Children's Bureau-funded programs. An overview of the Children's Bureau is provided followed by discussion of early intervention and prevention services; benefits of evaluating early intervention and prevention services; specific evaluation issues to consider; potential pitfalls in the evaluation process; and available resources for program evaluations.

Contact: Child Welfare Information Gateway, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Children's Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: (800) 394-3366 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: info@childwelfare.gov Web Site: http://www.childwelfare.gov Available at no charge.

Keywords: Children's Bureau, Early intervention services, Prevention services, Program evaluation

Wessel MA. 1996. Katherine Bain, MD. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric History Center, Oral History Project, 30 pp.

Annotation: In this oral history interview Katherine Bain discusses her time in medical school, her early career, working with children, her career in the U.S. Children' Bureau, consulting with the Defens e Department during World War II, the Emergency Maternity and Infant Care program, Martha May Eliot's role, and Dr. Bain's international work in family planning, newborn screening, and work with Latin American countries. The document includes Dr. Bain's publications list and curriculum vita.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric History Center, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 E-mail: history@aap.org Web Site: http://www2.aap.org/pediatrichistorycenter/phchome.htm

Keywords: Oral history, Pediatricians, U.S. Children's Bureau

Hutchins VL. 1994. History of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau: A presentation to the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 videotape.

Annotation: This VHS videotape of Dr. Vince L. Hutchins' brown bag presentation at the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health gives an overview of the history of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Dr. Hutchins discusses the cycles of funding for maternal and child health issues over eight decades and the impact that socioeconomic factors have had on MCH program development. Discussion after the presentation focuses on the potential effects of health care reform on maternal and child health. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available for loan.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Child health, Children's Bureau, Early intervention services, Federal MCH programs, Federal grants, Federal programs, Health care reform, History, Legislation, Maternal health, Social factors, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Videotapes

Klaus A. 1993. Every child a lion: The origins of maternal and infant health policy in the United States and France, 1890–1920. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 298 pp.

Annotation: This book provides a comparative history of the development of government policies regarding the health of mothers and infants in the United States and France during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Topics include: how different political ideas shaped the approach to infant mortality in each country; the medical discourse on infant mortality in each country; the influence of women's activities in each country; the development of maternal welfare policy in France; the work of the U.S. Children's Bureau; and the effect of World War I and its aftermath on maternal and infant health policy in both countries.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-8014-2860-2.

Keywords: Children's Bureau, Federal government, France, History, Infant health, Maternal health, Policy development, Public policy, United States

Chadwyck-Healey. 1993. The Children's Bureau: Documentary sources from the National Archives. Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey, 367 pp.

Annotation: This finding aid lists the documents contained in the Records of the Children's Bureau 1912-1969 microfilm collection of 290 reels. It lists documents according to their sequence on the microfilm, and gives author, title, date and sometimes source of the material. It is divided into six parts: child welfare, child legislation, the Children's Bureau history, maternal and child health, Children's Bureau Merritt files, and Children's Bureau chief's files. There is no subject index.

Contact: Chadwyck-Healey, ProQuest Information and Learning, 789 East Eisenhower Parkway P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346, Telephone: (734) 761-4700 x 3333 Secondary Telephone: (800) 521-0600 E-mail: info@il.proquest.com Web Site: http://www.il.proquest.com/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Child welfare, Children's Bureau, Federal MCH programs, History, Legislation, Maternal health

[U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Human Development Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families], Children's Bureau. [1987]. The Children's Bureau at 75: 1912-1987—The commitment continues. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Children's Bureau, 14 pp.

Annotation: This illustrated pamphlet was published to commemorate the Children's Bureau's 75th anniversary in 1987. The history of the Children's Bureau and its publications is described briefly. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Anniversaries, Children's Bureau, Pamphlets

[U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Human Development Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families], Children's Bureau. 1987. 75th anniversary: U.S. Children's Bureau—1912-1987: The commitment continues—June 24, 1987: Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Children's Bureau, 18 pp.

Annotation: This pamphlet is the program for the 75th anniversary commemoration for the Children's Bureau held June 17, 1987. It consists mainly of brief biographies of recipients of the Secretary's commemorative awards. Accompanying it are copies of the invitation to the commemoration program and commemorative buttons that were distributed at the program. It is a publication of the U.S. Children's Bureau.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Anniversaries, Children's Bureau, Pamphlets

[U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Human Development Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families], Children's Bureau. 1987. 75th anniversary: U.S. Children's Bureau—1912-1987: The commitment continues—June 24, 1987: Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Children's Bureau, 18 pp.

Annotation: This pamphlet is the program for the 75th anniversary commemoration for the Children's Bureau held June 17, 1987. Accompanying it are copies of the invitation to the commemoration program and commemorative buttons that were distributed at the program. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Anniversaries, Children's Bureau, Pamphlets

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