Children's Bureau Funded Projects

The Children’s Bureau, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, provides discretionary funds for projects designed to support the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families while they are engaged with the foster care system. This page provides a brief overview of several grant recipientss who are doing work to build the capacity of child welfare professionals and resource families to support the mental health needs of children and youth in foster care. Information includes trauma-informed curriculums, resource pages, and centralized hubs with information on the provision of culturally responsive care to children, youth, and young adults with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

Mental Health Support and the Child and Family Service Reviews

In 2023, the Children’s Bureau will conduct round 4 of the review process known as the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs). These reviews consider States’ performance in relation to seven outcomes within the domains of safety, permanency, and well-being. Use these resources as a guide to understand how integrating mental health supports into everyday case planning can help improve well-being outcomes for children, youth, and families.