• March 2020
  • Vol. 21, No. 2

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This issue of CBX focuses on the importance of establishing meaningful family time for families with children in out-of-home care. Family time is a critical reasonable effort that promotes well-being and expedites reunification. Read a message from Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, and David Kelly, Special Assistant to the Associate Commissioner, about the importance of supporting the parent-child relationship and ensuring that families with children in out-of-home care are able to grow and heal together. The issue also includes a variety of publications and resources for professionals and families centered on the need for meaningful family time.

  • Are We Sincere About Valuing Families?
    Written by Jerry Milner and David Kelly If we are sincere in our statements that family comes first—that families matter and belong together—our child welfare system is the proving ground we...

  • The Judge's Role in Ensuring Meaningful Family Time
    Written by Judge R. Michael Key, Troup County Juvenile Court and Troup County Adult Felony Drug Court, LaGrange, GA While acknowledging the importance of making individualized decisions in cases...

  • Delaware Visit Hosts Ensure Quality Family Time for Children in Foster Care
    Written by Rachael Neff, L.S.W., director of special court programs, Delaware Family Court, and JoAnn Santangelo, court improvement program coordinator, Delaware Family Court Practice changes...

  • How Family Visit Coaching Is Making a Difference in San Diego County
    Written by Kimberly Giardina, director, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency Child Welfare Services, and Jorge Cabrera, senior director, San Diego Field Office, Casey Family...