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February 2013Vol. 14, No. 1Spotlight on Workforce Issues

This month, CBX highlights issues affecting the child welfare workforce. Staff from the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute contributed a guest article, and we explore research on performance-based contracts and worker retention.

News From the Children's Bureau

The ninth article in our second Centennial Series highlights the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. We also feature a summary of ACYF projects focused on well-being, the new Child Maltreatment 2011 report, and other Bureau updates.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

CBX highlights WPIC's redesigned website and framework centered on the five elements required for achieving sustainable systems change, the TA Partnership's decision-making guidebook, and other updates from CB's T&TA Network.

Children's Bureau Grantee Updates

A new site visit report highlights child welfare and TANF collaboration in Alaska, and the Children's Bureau forecasts 10 discretionary grant funding opportunities for fiscal year (FY) 2013.

Child Welfare Research

This month, CBX points to research on the impact of the Internet on adoption, parental exposure to trauma, the increase in cohabiting grandparents and grandchildren, and other articles.

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.