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July/August 2018Vol. 19, No. 6Spotlight on Mental Health and Children and Youth in Foster Care

In this month's CBX, read a message from Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, about the importance of emotional and psychological well-being for children in foster care, as well as articles focusing on the mental health challenges and promising interventions for children and youth in foster care.

News From the Children's Bureau

Read about two conceptual frameworks that seek to improve outcomes and increase child well-being for low-income families, a recent podcast from the Children's Bureau, and a list of the latest updates to the Children's Bureau website.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight an evidence-based intervention that seeks to enhance a parent's or caregiver's ability to nurture and respond to an infant or child in their care as well as the importance of positive, transformational relationships for youth.

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.