• June 2009
  • Vol. 10, No. 5

Spotlight on Community Engagement and Collaboration

This month, CBX looks at how community efforts can effect change in families' lives. Examples from across the country show the benefits of collaborations across community agencies and populations.

  • Learning From Collaborative Reform Efforts
    A new report from the Center for the Study of Social Policy examines three large-scale child welfare reform efforts that relied heavily on community collaboration to achieve and sustain change....

  • Strong Communities for Children
    In the northwest corner of South Carolina, a project focused on strengthening communities in order to prevent child abuse and neglect is having a noticeable impact on community involvement. Strong...

  • CASA Program Results From Community Efforts
    A recent "Judges' Page" online newsletter highlights the collaborative efforts of community members and judicial leaders to establish a successful court-appointed special advocate (CASA) program...

  • Community Interventions for Child and Domestic Abuse
    Child abuse and domestic violence often occur in the same family and have serious consequences for both children and adult victims. To address this co-occurrence, the National Council of Juvenile...

  • Children's Futures Initiative Helps a City
    The Children's Futures (CF) communitywide initiative was implemented in Trenton, NJ, to ensure good health for children up to age 3 by assembling dozens of agencies to achieve this goal. Two...

  • KIDS COUNT Data Center Offers Community Data
    Detailed, county-by-county information on the health and well-being of children and families is now available from the KIDS COUNT Data Center. By incorporating information that was formerly in the...