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May 2014Vol. 15, No. 5Spotlight on National Foster Care Month

As part of our Spotlight on National Foster Care Month, CBX highlights the 2014 initiative, the 40th anniversary of Intensive Family Preservation Services, a report on the financial challenges youth face as they transition out of foster care, and more.

News From the Children's Bureau

The final cross-site evaluation report from the Bureau's Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV) to Prevent Child Maltreatment grantee cluster has been released, a new report provides the background of the Permanency Innovations Initiative, and new funding opportunity announcements have been made.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

Read about a new issue brief that provides an overview of protective factors approaches to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, a guide to administering the Spanish adaptation of the Protective Factors Survey, and other updates from the Bureau's T&TA Network members.

Child Welfare Research

CBX points to a guide outlining the best international policies to protect children who experience child abuse and neglect, violence, trafficking, and other injustices; a program in New York City that is working to reduce caseworker turnover; and more.

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.