• February 2015
  • Vol. 16, No. 1

Spotlight on Diverse Populations

The children and families touched by child welfare come from all walks of life and represent many ethnicities, races, cultures, lifestyles, sexual orientations, and gender identities. This month's CBX explores some of the issues faced by diverse populations in child welfare as well as efforts to improve services, outcomes, and opportunities for all children and families.

  • Child Welfare Policies in Support of Immigrant Children, Families
    Each day, more people emigrate from their home countries to the United States in search of opportunities for brighter futures. As the U.S. immigrant population increases, so does the incidence of...
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  • Family Structure Among Low-Income Hispanic Families
    According to a recent brief from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families (the Center), Hispanics are currently the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the United States,...
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  • Report Examines State, Tribal Implementation of ICWA
    The Federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was enacted in 1978 to govern the removal and out-of-home placement of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children. A new report by David E....
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  • Report on LGBTQ Health and Well-Being
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS's) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Issues Coordinating Committee issued its annual report on the national state of LGBT health...
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  • New Law's Provision Promotes Well-Being for Youth in Care
    Research has shown that engaging in extracurricular, social, and cultural activities helps promote a sense of normalcy among youth in foster care. While these activities have been shown to support...
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  • Increasing Opportunities for Women and Girls of Color
    In observance of African-American History Month, this issue of Children's Bureau Express features a report highlighting the efforts of the White House Council on Women and Girls. Created by...
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