The children and families touched by child welfare come from all walks of life and represent many ethnicities, races, cultures, lifestyles, sexual orientations, and gender identities. This month's CBX explores some of the issues faced by diverse populations in child welfare as well as efforts to improve services, outcomes, and opportunities for all children and families.
- Report on LGBTQ Health and Well-Being
- Report Examines State, Tribal Implementation of ICWA
- Family Structure Among Low-Income Hispanic Families
- Increasing Opportunities for Women and Girls of Color
- New Law's Provision Promotes Well-Being for Youth in Care
- Child Welfare Policies in Support of Immigrant Children, Families
Spotlight on National Adoption Month
Spotlight on Youth Homelessness
News From the Children's Bureau
We highlight President Obama's reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant, a report that reviews research on home-visiting programs, and new funding opportunities for Tribal title IV-E Plan Development and Family Group Decision-Making programs. We also introduce Child Welfare Information Gateway's enhanced website.
The Children's Bureau released a discretionary grants toolkit to assist grantees with project implementation. We also highlight a synthesis on the Bureau's recent work related to comprehensive family assessments (CFAs) in child welfare.
CBX explores the demographics of children in foster care in Alaska and a research study comparing educational outcomes of youth involved with Child Protective Services (CPS) to youth with no CPS involvement.
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.
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.