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  • January/February 2017
  • Vol. 17, No. 10

Spotlight on Supportive Connections for Youth

Youth in and transitioning out of foster care face many challenges and need a wide range of support—in terms of resources and tools, as well as in relationships. January's CBX highlights supportive services for youth as well as resources for professionals and other caring adults to help youth in foster care and after.

  • The Impact of Social Relationships on Youth Educational Outcomes
    In 2014, America's Promise Alliance and its Center for Promise at Tufts University released Don't Call Them Dropouts: Understanding the Experiences of Young People Who Leave High School Before...
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  • Engaging Youth in Foster Care
    Social media has emerged as a new tool for caseworkers and other child-serving professionals to engage youth. A recent podcast from Child Welfare Information Gateway, "Engaging Youth in...
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  • January Is National Mentoring Month
    January 2017 is the 15th annual National Mentoring Month, which is the largest campaign to promote mentoring in the United States. Each year, National Mentoring Month highlights the positive...
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  • Framework for Improving Adolescent Well-Being
    From the ages of 14 to 25, young people experience tremendous growth physically, cognitively, and emotionally. For this reason, this stage of adolescence leading into early adulthood can be a time...
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  • AFCARS Final Rule
    The Administration on Children, Youth and Families published a final rule that will improve the data collection process for the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS)....
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  • Runaway and Homeless Youth Final Rule
    The Family and Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), issued a final rule that reflects existing statutory requirements in the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and...
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  • Involving Parents in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Efforts
    A recent episode in a series of podcasts produced by the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth called NCFY Voices focuses on how schools can better involve parents in teen pregnancy...
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  • Evaluating the Successes, Challenges of Healthy Marriage Programs
    Since 2005, the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has administered grants to provide...
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  • An Opportunity for Agencies to Improve Their Child Welfare Workforce Outcomes
    Are you interested in strengthening your child welfare workforce? Challenges in staff recruitment, hiring, and retention are common in the field of child welfare. Issues such as staff turnover can...
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  • CB Website Updates
    The Children's Bureau website carries information on child welfare programs, funding, monitoring, training and technical assistance, laws, statistics, research, Federal reporting, and much more. ...
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  • Child Development Science and Improving Child Welfare Outcomes
    A new paper by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University looks at how emerging insights from child development science can be used to improve outcomes for children and families in...
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  • Health-Care Coverage of U.S. Children at Historic Rate
    The number of children with health insurance coverage in the United States reached a historic rate of 95.2 percent in 2015, according to the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute's Center...
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  • Helping Youth in Foster Care Attain Postsecondary Goals
    New recommendations from the Educational Commission of the States (ECS) outline how State policymakers can more intentionally help youth currently or formerly in foster care attain postsecondary...
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  • Special Initiative: National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
    January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The National Human Trafficking Hotline defines trafficking as a crime that "occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud, or...
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  • Using Relationship and Marriage Education to Strengthen Families
    The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) developed its Strengthening Families framework to increase family stability, enhance child development, and reduce child maltreatment. A recent...
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  • Strategic Communications Guide to Engage Hispanic Communities
    The Child Trends Hispanic Institute and the Crimsonbridge Foundation has collaboratively developed a communications guide called Reaching and Engaging With Hispanic Communities: A...
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  • Using Data to Study Use of Early Childhood Programs by Hispanic Families
    A webinar hosted by the Research Connections and the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families focused on accessing the quality, research-based information on the characteristics,...
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  • Helping Young Adults From Foster Care Succeed in College
    The lack of stability that many youth in foster care experience, either from changing schools or foster homes, can have significant implications for their transitions to adulthood and for pursuing...
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  • Child Welfare Response to Child and Youth Sex Trafficking
    The Children's Bureau's Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for States offers an online training titled Child Welfare Response to Child and Youth Sex Trafficking. The two-part course is...
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  • Conferences
    Upcoming national conferences on child welfare and adoption through March 2017 include:January 2017 * 2017 Children's Law Institute Southwest Region National Child Protection Training...
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