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November 2014Vol. 15, No. 10Spotlight on National Adoption Month

CBX spotlights this year's National Adoption Month initiative, features an article on the pilot Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children project, highlights a study comparing sibling groups receiving Neighbor To Family services with siblings groups in traditional foster care, and points to an examination of postadoption services provided by States.

News From the Children's Bureau

This month's "Associate Commissioner's Page" features a conversation between the Associate Commissioner and a 2014 FosterClub All Star discussing the meaning of permanence to youth in foster care. We also highlight the new AFCARS report.

Child Welfare Research

This month, CBX points to a research brief highlighting how consumers of child welfare research can access data from the field and use them to inform their work on issues related to vulnerable children and families. We also feature a bulletin examining national- and State-level disproportionality rates for children of color in foster care.

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.