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June 2015Vol. 16, No. 5Spotlight on Transitioning Youth

This month, CBX focuses on the challenges faced by youth in foster care transitioning to adulthood, as well as the supports and services they may need for a successful transition. We feature a financial empowerment toolkit for youth, a brief highlighting promising programs and policies for assisting transitioning youth, and more.

News From the Children's Bureau

This month's "Associate Commissioner's Page" features part two of a conversation between the Associate Commissioner and a young foster care alumna, in which they discuss challenges often faced by youth transitioning to independent living. Nominations for the annual Adoption Excellence Awards are now being accepted, and a new issue brief on immigration and child welfare is now available.

Children's Bureau Grantee Updates

We highlight four grantee site visits this month whose activities focus on using family group decision-making with target populations, improving early education services for children in foster care, and using family group conferencing to improve child welfare outcomes.

Child Welfare Research

CBX points to an article on a study examining the proportion of Latino children with noncitizen parents who are involved with child welfare, a study on the link between childhood adversity and food insecurity, and more.

Strategies and Tools for Practice

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.

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.