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March 2013Vol. 14, No. 2Spotlight on the Impact of Parental Incarceration

The number of children with one or more incarcerated parents has increased steadily in recent years, and the trauma of this parental separation can lead to a number of negative outcomes. This month, CBX highlights research on reunification outcomes among incarcerated parents and their children in foster care, characteristics of imprisoned parents, and the benefits of contact visitation.

News From the Children's Bureau

The tenth and final article in our second Centennial Series highlights the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008. We also feature a special issue of the Journal of Family Strengths honoring CB's centennial.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

Updates from CB's T&TA Network this month include a blog entry focused on a Pennsylvania family-centered home visiting program and a factsheet series to help States and Tribes implement provisions in the Fostering Connections Act.

Children's Bureau Grantee Updates

Every spring, ACF recruits new grant reviewers. Find out how to become a grant reviewer, and read a new site visit report about the Denver's Village program.

Child Welfare Research

CBX points to research on the causal relationship between economic downturns and child abuse, the impact of Head Start on the development of school readiness outcomes, and the promotion of well-being through treatment foster care.

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.