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July/August 2013Vol. 14, No. 6Spotlight on Child Welfare and Human Trafficking

In 2012, the U.S. Department of State estimated that 27 million men, women, and children around the world are victims of human trafficking. These victims are often from the most vulnerable populations, including children involved with child welfare. CBX looks at the intersection between child welfare and human trafficking, highlighting Federal Government efforts to combat the issue, a training and technical assistance center offering services to professionals who may encounter victims, and a handbook for enhancing the child welfare response to human trafficking.

News From the Children's Bureau

The Children's Bureau announced a Call for Abstracts for the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, CMS and SAMHSA released a joint informational bulletin about services for children and youth with significant mental health conditions, and a new report outlines the accomplishments of projects funded through the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

Read about a new bulletin from Child Welfare Information Gateway that provides information about how to work with youth to develop transition plans, and other updates from the Children's Bureau's T&TA Network.

Children's Bureau Grantee Updates

In addition to two new funding opportunity announcements from ACF, this month's CBX highlights a project in the Children's Bureau's 17-month Education System Collaborations to Increase Educational Stability grant cluster.

Child Welfare Research

CBX points to a community-based approach rooted in the idea that everyone can prevent child abuse and neglect, a booklet outlining standards to ensure uniformity in social work supervision, and a report providing an overview of the Adoption Incentive Awards and the issues associated with its reauthorization.

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.