• June 2021
  • Vol. 22, No. 6
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Spotlight on Reunification

This edition of CBX highlights reunification. When out-of-home care becomes necessary, family reunification is often the ultimate goal. In this issue, we feature a message from Associate Commissioner Aysha Schomburg about our country's history of separating families and how this year's National Reunification Month is a good time to recognize how far the child welfare system has come in keeping families together and the work that has yet to be done to ensure families stay together. We also spotlight a webinar from the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law about this year's National Reunification Month special initiative, an article that delves into the disparities and reunification outcomes for children of color and White children who were removed due to parental opioid use, an article that discusses interventions that could help prevent reentry into care, and an interview that centers on the advantages of using an interdisciplinary team as a holistic approach to achieving reunification. The issue also features recent resources and publications for child welfare professionals and families.


CB_large News From the Children's Bureau

We feature a webinar series that focuses on the rights of parents in medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders who are also involved with child welfare, information about funds available to youth who are or were formerly in foster care, and a brief listing of the latest additions to the Children's Bureau website.

Training and Technical Assistance Updates

Read about how to build the capacity to visualize, use, and share data effectively to inform services supporting children and families and a listing of some of the latest resources from the Children's Bureau's training and technical assistance partners.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight a study on the advantages of placing children with family if out-of-home care should become necessary and a study that examines experiences that help youth in care develop relational permanency.

Strategies and Tools for Practice

This section of CBX offers publications, articles, reports, toolkits, and other resources 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.