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February 2019Vol. 20, No. 1Spotlight on Well-being as a Crucial Part of the Child Welfare Continuum

This month's issue of CBX highlights the importance of well-being and the interventions that promote the well-being of children and youth as well as their families. Read a message from Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, that expands on the need to achieve well-being as a primary prevention effort for both parents and their children. The issue also includes a variety of resources and publications for child welfare professionals and the families they serve.

News From the Children's Bureau

Read about the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation's research related to its family-strengthening division during fiscal year 2017, an Information Memorandum from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) that highlights the importance of fatherhood initiatives and describes how fatherhood programs are interwoven into the various ACF programs, and the latest updates to the Children's Bureau website.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight a special journal issue that features state-led evaluations of efforts to replicate and scale up evidence-based home visiting as well as a Child Trends brief that focuses on first-time parents' knowledge of childhood development and how it can inform programs and practice.

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.