• May 2012
  • Vol. 13 No. 4

Current Theme or Topic

This month, CBX draws attention to National Foster Care Month and highlights Children's Bureau projects that work to increase access to early education services and the educational stability of children and youth in care.

  • May Is National Foster Care Month
    May is National Foster Care Month, a time to acknowledge the foster parents, family members, community members, child welfare professionals, and policymakers who help children and youth in foster...

  • Educational Stability for Youth in Care
    Former and current youth in foster care tend to lag behind their peers in educational achievement. One recent study found that youth with foster care experience were more than three times as...

  • Electronic Early Education Referrals
    Improving child well-being, including meeting educational needs, has become a high priority in the child welfare field over the past decade. In 2011, the Children's Bureau issued two funding...

  • More Children Are Placed With Families
    Research shows that in the past decade, more children and youth in the child welfare system are living with families rather than in group homes or institutions. An issue brief by Kids Count, a...

  • Clearing Credit Records for Transitioning Youth
    Recognizing that youth in foster are at a high risk for identity theft, a 2006 California law aimed to clear the credit records of transitioning youth prior to their exit from care. A new report...

  • Documentary Highlights Youth in Care
    A new documentary film highlights the experiences of youth in foster care in Vermont and the kinship and foster parents who open their hearts and homes to them. The film also features parents...

  • Study Examines Placement Stability
    The number of unrelated children in a foster home may increase placement instability according to a study by Illinois' Children and Family Research Center. The study's findings also revealed an...

  • Foster Care and Education Database
    Improving educational outcomes for children and youth involved with the child welfare system requires a collaborative effort. To facilitate that collaboration, the American Bar Association (ABA)...

  • Services for and by Youth in Care
    A community services center for transitioning youth—operated by and for youth in foster care—is celebrating its third anniversary with a new location. Voice Our Independent Choices...