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November 2017Vol. 18, No. 8Spotlight on National Adoption Month

November's CBX highlights the National Adoption Month 2017 initiative, as well as other resources for professionals working to help children and youth find forever homes.

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News From the Children's Bureau

We highlight a brief from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation that focuses on developing a better understanding of the needs, views, and experiences of low-income fathers and ways that responsible fatherhood programs can be strengthened as well as the latest updates to the Children's Bureau website.

Child Welfare Research

Read about a recent brief from the Center for the Study of Social Policy that focuses on improving outcomes for young fathers and their children and families as well as a report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative that discusses how child welfare systems have a significant opportunity to improve outcomes for young people by letting adolescent brain research inform their work with youth.

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 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.