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September 2021Vol. 22, No. 8Spotlight on Child and Family Services Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring

This issue of CBX highlights updates on the Child and Family Services Review from the Children's Bureau. We also feature a message from Associate Commissioner Aysha E. Schomburg on reaffirming the focus on equity for children and families served by the child welfare system. In addition, the issue includes recent resources and publications for child welfare professionals and families.

News From the Children's Bureau

We highlight a letter from the Associate Commissioner to child welfare leaders on available resources for struggling families on emergency rental assistance available through the American Rescue Plan Act; National Recovery Month and the importance of supporting those in recovery from substance use and the service providers who make recovery possible; how the Fathers and Continuous Learning in Child Welfare project used a methodology known as the Breakthrough Series Collaborative to improve placement stability and permanency outcomes for children; the process study, challenges, and lessons learned from the Family and Youth Services Bureau's Transitional Living Program Special Population Demonstration Project; information about the availability of pandemic relief funds for young people in foster care; and a brief listing of the latest additions to the Children's Bureau website.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

We feature a webinar from the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute on the importance of leveraging key partnerships when building staff resilience and a listing of some of the latest resources from the Children's Bureau's training and technical assistance partners.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight the State of Babies Yearbook, which gives an indepth look at the story of babies in America though a lens of equity, and a study that investigated whether young adults who have experienced foster care are more likely to stop out of a 4-year university than their peers with no foster care experience.

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.