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April 2021Vol. 22, No. 4Spotlight on National Child Abuse Prevention Month

This edition of CBX highlights National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM). Read about the latest updates to the NCAPM website, Resource Guide, and more. We also spotlight resources and articles centered on scaling up title IV-E prevention programs, how educators can continue to prevent child maltreatment during virtual learning by supporting and engaging families, and the benefits of multidisciplinary collaboration in prevention efforts.

News From the Children's Bureau

Read about the Children's Bureau's newly appointed Associate Commissioner, Aysha E. Schomburg; a project intended to help the Children's Bureau in its work to assist states, communities, and tribes in building, implementing, and evaluating proactive, strengths-based prevention strategies; information about new federal pandemic relief funding for youth and young adults involved with the foster care system; and a brief listing of the latest updates to the Children's Bureau website.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

We feature a guide from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes on obtaining title IV-E funding and lessons learned from tribes who have undergone the process, an article from AdoptUSKids on the barriers prospective foster and adoptive families face during the licensing process and how to overcome them, and a brief listing of the latest updates from the Children's Bureau's technical assistance partners.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight a study that compares child maltreatment statistics between urban and rural areas and an article that discusses the effectiveness of the Safe Environment for Every Kid prevention model.

Strategies and Tools for Practice

This section of CBX offers publications, articles, reports, toolkits, and other resources 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.