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October 2017Vol. 18, No. 7Spotlight on Collaboration and Data Sharing

Read about the important role collaboration in evidence-based practice has in preventing child neglect, an article that examines cross-collaboration between early intervention and child welfare systems in providing services to children with disabilities, an article about a model intervention that promotes infant-caregiver attachment and improved parenting capacity through the collaborative efforts of ancillary services, and a roadmap for strengthening the data linkages between the foster care and education systems to improve educational outcomes for students in foster care.


News From the Children's Bureau

Read a recent report from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation that focuses on the term "curriculum" when applied to early education and care programs serving infants and toddlers as well as a listing of the latest updates to the Children's Bureau website.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health that highlights how a school-based program designed to help teenage mothers improve their academic outcomes and educational attainment has increased school attendance and achievement and a report from the Kirwan Institute that acknowledges the potential benefits of using predictive analytics in child welfare as well as reasons to be wary of this practice, including the risk of perpetuating certain cognitive and structural biases.

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 section of CBX 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.