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  • March 2017
  • Vol. 18, No. 1

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Opioid and substance misuse is a widespread concern that affects many youth, families, and communities. February's CBX highlights information on opioid and substance use as well as support services and treatment options for overcoming the devastating consequences of addiction.

  • Webinar Series Focuses on Maternal Opioid Use Disorders
    The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Children's Bureau, produced a number of...
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  • Opioid Addiction Treatment Guide for Families
    According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), addiction is a prevalent chronic disease with no cure that affects people from all walks of life, their families, and their...
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  • Surgeon General Releases Report on Substance Misuse
    Alcohol and drug misuse is a serious and widespread issue in the United States that can lead to devastating consequences for individuals, families, and communities. In 2015, 66.7 million Americans...
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  • Child Maltreatment 2015 Report Released
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the 26th report in a series of annual reports designed to provide State-level data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System....
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  • Addressing Teen Pregnancy Using an Implementation Infrastructure
    The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) is one of the largest federally funded programs designed to address teen pregnancy. It provides $75 million a year to States that meet the...
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  • QIC-AG Project Videos: Child Welfare in the 21st Century
    The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) released a new video that may be used in practice, classrooms, and administrative settings....
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  • Funding Opportunity Announcement
    In February 2017, the Administration on Children, Youth and Families released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA). * National Training and Development Initiative for Foster/Adoptive...
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  • CB Website Updates
    The Children's Bureau website hosts information on child welfare programs, funding, monitoring, training and technical assistance, laws, statistics, research, Federal reporting, and much more. ...
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  • Community Caf├ęs in Alaska Discuss Strengthening Families Initiative
    Between January and June 2016, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) sponsored a series of community cafés in Anchorage, Hooper Bay, Kotzebue, Sitka, Sutton, and...
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  • Study Examines Stability of Minnesota Child Protection Workforce
    High turnover and job stress in the field of child protection is detrimental to the effectiveness of these programs and creates a gap in meeting the needs of families and children. For this...
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  • Enhancing Evidence-Building and Documentation Skills for Program Evaluation
    The National Latin@ Network, in collaboration with Latino community organizations La Paz, Trans Latina Coalition, Mujeres Latinas en Acción, Voces Latinas, and Casa de Esperanza, launched a...
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  • New Workforce Development Toolkit
    The Workforce Development Planning & Assessment Tool Kit, produced by the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, is a companion resource to the Workforce Development Framework (WDF). The...
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  • Top 10 Tips for Engaging Youth
    The Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures produced a guide to help service providers and others engage with youth. Based on Achieve My Plan (AMP), which is an intervention...
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  • An Introduction to Financial Capability for Youth
    The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth developed a brief for youth about to enter the workforce regarding the importance of managing money. The brief aims to help youth...
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  • Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Hosts 2017 LEAD Conference
    The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform has finalized its list of speakers for the 2017 LEAD Conference on April 6–7, 2017, at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. The conference,...
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  • Webinar Focuses on Racial Equity in the Child Welfare Workforce
    The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute's "Mind the Gap" webinar series focuses on strategies for workforce development in child welfare. "Mind the Gap #9: Achieving Racial...
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  • Conferences
    Upcoming national conferences on child welfare and adoption through April 2017 include:March 2017 * 2017 National Conference on Bullying Florida Association of School Administrators &...
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