• January 2014
  • Vol. 15, No. 1

Current Theme or Topic

This month, CBX looks at family engagement, a family-centered and strengths-based approach to partnering with families in making decisions, setting goals, and achieving desired outcomes. We highlight an interactive microsite that will launch in 2014, lessons to help child welfare agencies implement and maintain effective family search and engagement practices, and more.

  • Family Engagement Across Disciplines
    Family engagement is recognized as a core ingredient to success and improved outcomes for children and families across the human services and education fields. Child Welfare Information Gateway,...

  • Lessons Learned for Search and Engagement
    Based on their agencies' experiences locating and engaging relatives to promote family connections for youth, an Ohio workgroup offers 10 lessons to help other child welfare agencies implement...

  • Cultural Adaptations to Family-Strengthening Programs
    The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 funded several marriage education programs that target Hispanic couples; however, little is known about the effectiveness of these programs in reaching and...

  • Maintaining Connections in Hawaii
    Using a grant offered under the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, EPIC 'Ohana and the Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) studied and addressed family...

  • Newsletter Focuses on Family Reunification
    The June 2013 issue of Practice Notes focuses on the goal of family reunification—the process of returning children in temporary out-of-home care to their families of origin. The issue...

  • Engaging Parents Online
    Even with the presence of in-person, evidence-based parenting programs aimed at reducing child maltreatment, many high-risk parents face barriers to participation, including logistical...