• July/August 2021
  • Vol. 22, No. 7

Spotlight on Child Welfare Practice That Supports the Well-Being of Children and Families

This issue of CBX spotlights child welfare practices and strategies that promote and support the well-being of children and families. Read a message from Associate Commissioner Aysha E. Schomburg on how child welfare practices are not the only way to support families. It is important to also support families at the community level and within our own neighborhoods. Also highlighted are the benefits of mentoring for new foster parents, child welfare strategies for rural communities, the pros and cons of "blind removals," and a learning cohort comprising eight states that aims to collaborate on strategies to improve child and family well-being. The issue also features recent resources and publications for child welfare professionals and families.

  • Message From Associate Commissioner Aysha E. Schomburg
    Written by Associate Commissioner Aysha E. Schomburg One of the best ways that we can support children and families is to care for them in our daily lives, in our communities. I'm sure many of...

  • Cultivating Resilience in New Foster Parents Through Mentoring
    A recent article in Children and Youth Services Reviews discusses a study that explores the relationship between mentoring and resilience in new foster parents and how mentors can help new foster...

  • How Can Child Welfare Systems Support Families in Rural Communities?
    Sometimes traditional or evidence-based child welfare strategies developed for urban areas are not suitable for rural communities. A larger geographical spread and greater travel time, higher...

  • The Idea of Removing Race From Child Removal Decisions
    An article from The Imprint explores the idea of removing race and other demographic-identifying information from removal decisions. The idea is growing in popularity and has shown limited...

  • 2021 Child and Family Well-Being Learning Cohort
    The National Governor's Association and Casey Family Programs are working together to create a learning cohort that will collaborate on strategies to improve and support child and family...