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September 2018Vol. 19, No. 7Spotlight on Workforce Development

In this month's issue, read an address from Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, highlighting the importance of developing a competent and stable child welfare workforce and the need for partnerships among stakeholders, as well as spotlight articles highlighting the personal, educational, and professional needs of the child welfare workforce and other professionals and stakeholders working to better the lives of children, youth, and families.

News From the Children's Bureau

Read about a job-skills training program that aims to help disadvantaged youth learn skills and make important connections, a Children's Bureau podcast about a child abuse prevention program that works with families receiving financial assistance, and the latest updates to the Children's Bureau website.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight a program that pairs young parent peer educators with health experts to facilitate a pregnancy- and disease-prevention curriculum for other youth and teens as well as the latest data on child well-being in the United States.

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.