• May 2009
  • Vol. 10, No. 4

Current Theme or Topic

This month, CBX shines the spotlight on National Foster Care Month, presenting two interviews with grantees working to promote permanency through open adoptions for youth, as well as a recent public opinion poll about foster care and resources on reunification, preventing placement disruption, and more.

  • May Is National Foster Care Month
    May is National Foster Care Month, a time to raise awareness about the almost half a million children in foster care in this country. It's also a time to recognize the foster parents who welcome...

  • Promoting Openness With the Family Connections Project: An Interview
    The Family Connections Project is one of nine projects funded by the Children's Bureau in 2005 under the Adoption Opportunities Grants for "Developing Adoption Services and Supports for Youth...

  • Project Family Ties Promotes Open Adoptions: An Interview
    Project Family Ties, based in Detroit, lives up to its name by placing older children and youth with adoptive families who help the youth stay connected with siblings and other birth family...

  • Results of the Foster Youth Demonstration Project
    A new report by the Institute for Educational Leadership presents the final evaluation of a demonstration project designed to improve employment outcomes for youth exiting foster care. Funded for...

  • How Americans View Foster Care
    A national online Harris Poll commissioned by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association found that most adults know little about foster care or the experience of children in...

  • Resources for Family Reunification Services
    Two new resources are available to help professionals and advocates ease the transition for families when children return from stays in foster care. These resources may provide guidance for...

  • Preventing Placement Disruption in Foster Care
    A recent study out of the University of Minnesota used an extensive literature review to identify evidence-based practices for preventing placement disruptions in foster care. Two broad topic...