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May 2015Vol. 16, No. 4Spotlight on National Foster Care Month

As part of our Spotlight on National Foster Care Month, CBX highlights the 2015 initiative, personal accounts of youth who experienced foster care, the important role of grandfamilies and kinship care as alternatives to nonrelative out-of-home care, and more.

News From the Children's Bureau

This month's "Associate Commissioner's Page" features the first half of the Associate Commissioner's conversation with a young woman who shares the story of her journey through foster care and search for permanence. We also feature the Children's Bureau's new Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative and Capacity Building Center for States.

Child Welfare Research

CBX points to an article on a framework for culturally competent trauma-informed systems in Indian Country, an issue brief on intimate partner violence and its impact on children in the home, and more.

Strategies and Tools for Practice

This section of CBX offers publications, articles, reports, toolkits, and other instruments that provide either evidence-based strategies or other concrete help to child welfare and related professionals.


This CBX section provides a quick list of interesting resources, such as websites, videos, journals, funding or scholarship opportunities, or other materials that can be used in the field or with families.

Training and Conferences

Find trainings, workshops, webinars, and other opportunities for professionals and families to learn about how to improve the lives of children and youth as well as a listing of upcoming events and conferences.