• June 2017
  • Vol. 18, No. 4
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Spotlight on Reunification

This month's CBX spotlight features articles on how families struggling with parental substance use can increase their odds of reunification with the help of recovery coaches, a webinar that looks at how to develop and implement parent partner programs that support reunification, and an article that reports on a study about whether foster home licensing has an impact on the odds of reunification.


CB_large News From the Children's Bureau

Read about an upcoming National Reunification Month webinar sponsored by the Children's Bureau's Capacity Building Center for States; how to submit nominations for the 2017 Adoption Excellence Awards; the upcoming second annual Child Welfare Virtual Expo featuring the theme "Strengthening Assessment and Decision-Making for Improved Outcomes"; new funding opportunity announcements; and a new factsheet produced by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation that discusses the impact of provider distance on early care and education decision-making.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight a brief that was designed to spur the development of a concrete and reliable set of measures for assessing whether young children are thriving and a study that reports on the effectiveness of in-home services in supporting reunification.

Strategies and Tools for Practice

This section of CBX offers publications, articles, reports, toolkits, and other instruments that provide either evidence-based strategies or other concrete help to child welfare and related professionals.


This section of CBX provides a quick list of interesting resources, such as websites, videos, journals, funding or scholarship opportunities, or other materials that can be used in the field or with families.