This dedicated edition of CBX focuses on Thriving Families, Safer Children: A National Commitment to Well-Being. It is intended to build awareness of this unprecedented effort to transform child welfare in the United States and make clear that there is an invitation and space for every interested jurisdiction, entity, and voice to participate, contribute, and learn together. The core national partners—the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs, Prevent Child Abuse America, and the Children’s Bureau—are committed to a long-term, unified effort to partner with families, communities, and jurisdictions in new, highly intentional ways that are driven by the lived expertise of parents and young people to bring child and family well-being systems to life. This edition includes individual articles from each partner and the four jurisdictions participating in tier one of the Thriving Families effort—Colorado, California/Los Angeles County, Nebraska, and South Carolina. This edition will also include articles from additional key federal partners supporting the effort, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Spotlight on National Adoption Month
In this section, find additional resources and information about the Children's Bureau's new Thriving Families initiative, new policies from the American Bar Association and the National Center for State Courts, updates to the Children's Bureau website, and more.