• June 2021
  • Vol. 22, No. 6

Spotlight on Reunification

This edition of CBX highlights reunification. When out-of-home care becomes necessary, family reunification is often the ultimate goal. In this issue, we feature a message from Associate Commissioner Aysha Schomburg about our country's history of separating families and how this year's National Reunification Month is a good time to recognize how far the child welfare system has come in keeping families together and the work that has yet to be done to ensure families stay together. We also spotlight a webinar from the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law about this year's National Reunification Month special initiative, an article that delves into the disparities and reunification outcomes for children of color and White children who were removed due to parental opioid use, an article that discusses interventions that could help prevent reentry into care, and an interview that centers on the advantages of using an interdisciplinary team as a holistic approach to achieving reunification. The issue also features recent resources and publications for child welfare professionals and families.

  • National Reunification Month: Remembrance, Recognition, and Respect
    Written by Associate Commissioner Aysha E.Schomburg June is National Reunification Month. We celebrate families coming together, and we should also contemplate how families become separated.  ...

  • All in for Reunification 2021
    A webinar on National Reunification Month 2021 from the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law is now available. This webinar is for foster care managers and other professionals...

  • Reunification for Young Children of Color Who Were Removed Due to Parental Substance Use
    The opioid epidemic continues to affect the child welfare system. Data from the federal Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) shows that removals due to parental drug use...

  • Review of Interventions to Reduce Child Welfare Recidivism
    An article in Research on Social Work Practice, "Reunifying Successfully: A Systematic Review of Interventions to Reduce Child Welfare Recidivism," discusses a study that sought to address the...

  • Interview Discusses How Holistic Legal Representation Can Support Reunification
    An article in Rise Magazine features a Q&A with Martin Guggenheim, professor of clinical law at New York University Law School, about a study that compared outcomes between two types of legal rep