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November 2015Vol. 16, No. 8Spotlight on National Adoption Month

This year's National Adoption Month theme reminds us that "We Never Outgrow the Need for Family." CBX also highlights a tip sheet for adopted persons on birth family searches, a publication for child welfare professionals and family support organizations staff about the use of support services for adoptive families, and more.

News From the Children's Bureau

This month's "Commissioner's Page" shares the stories and experiences of two youth who were adopted from foster care in their late teens. We also highlight the Capacity Building Center for States' Continuous Quality Improvement Training Academy and the 2015 Adoption Excellence Awards.

Child Welfare Research

This month, CBX features a report providing State policymakers with suggestions for policy strategy aimed at supporting the well-being of children and families of color, an article describing the outcomes of focus groups that examined the role fathers in child welfare-involved families play in their children's lives, 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.