• May 2017
  • Vol. 18, No. 3

Current Theme or Topic

This month's CBX spotlight features an article on the mental and physical health of children in foster care, a new podcast featuring three youth as they speak about their firsthand experiences with homelessness or foster care, a report about a survey-based study to determine who would most likely be willing to act as a resource family, useful tools for foster parents and caregivers on navigating the reunification process, and a guide for foster parents on family visits.

  • May Is National Foster Care Month
    This year's National Foster Care Month (NFCM) theme, "Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families," highlights the importance of identifying, developing, and supporting prospective and...

  • Study Examines Mental, Physical Health of Children in Foster Care
    Either due to experiencing maltreatment or other risk factors, children in foster care often experience more depression and anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developmental...

  • Youth Leaders Discuss How to Engage Rural Youth in Services
    Homeless teenagers are often scared and either don't know where to turn for help or may be reluctant to receive services. In a new podcast from the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth...

  • Resource Families Want to Help Youth and Birth Parents
    The Center for Poverty Research at the University of California-Davis released a policy brief describing a study to determine who would most likely be willing to act as a resource family, the...

  • How to Say Goodbye to Children in Your Home
    The primary goal of foster care is the reunification of the child with his or her birth family. And although having to say goodbye to a child can be a trying part of the fostering experience,...

  • A Guide for Foster Parents on Family Visits
    Family visits help maintain strong family connections, and foster parents play and important role in facilitating these strong connections. When children in foster care have regular and frequent...