• December 2014/January 2015
  • Vol. 15, No. 11

Spotlight on the Year in Review

This month, we look back at the many important and emerging issues featured in the 2014 Spotlight sections. We highlight a bulletin that explores the characteristics of certain groups of children and youth particularly vulnerable to sex trafficking, an assessment toolkit for measuring State court compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act, a research brief on the barriers young people from foster care experience in postsecondary education, and more.

  • Sex Trafficking and Child Welfare
    Child welfare professionals are increasingly coming in contact with children and youth who may have been victims of sex trafficking, making it important that these professionals receive training...

  • ICWA Compliance Assessment Toolkit
    The October issue of Children's Bureau Express (CBX) explored Tribal child welfare. Of particular concern was the continued disproportionality of American Indian children in foster care more than...

  • Postsecondary Educational Outcomes of Students in Foster Care
    In October 2013, over 100 local, State, and national child welfare, higher education, and related professionals and stakeholders convened in Los Angeles, CA, for a 1-day discussion about policy...

  • Los Angeles Survey of LGBTQ Youth in Care
    Accurate data about the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in foster care can help practitioners and policymakers better serve this population. A recent...

  • Youth Permanence Curricula
    The March 2014 issue of Children's Bureau Express (CBX) spotlighted permanence for youth. A new curricula developed by the National Center for Child Welfare Excellence (NCCWE) is centered on...