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February 2012Vol. 13, No. 1Spotlight on Trauma-Informed Care

This month, CBX looks at trauma-informed child welfare practice. According to the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence, nearly 60 percent of children were exposed to violence during the past year. Short-term reactions can include withdrawal, depression, sleeping problems, and increased aggression. Exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events can affect child development. Long-term consequences can include psychiatric and addictive disorders, chronic medical illness, negative educational and employment experiences, and criminal justice involvement.

News From the Children's Bureau

The seventh article in our Centennial Series looks at the issue of child labor at the turn of the century. We also feature several new reports now available on the Children's Bureau website, such as Child Maltreatment 2010.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

Read about new resources on adoption statistics, supervision training, and more from CB's T&TA Network.

Children's Bureau Grantee Updates

This month's issue features an article on grants awarded to Tribes and migrant organizations implementing prevention programs.

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.