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June 2019Vol. 20, No. 5Spotlight on Child Welfare Workforce Development

This issue of CBX features workforce development and ways the child welfare workforce can increase its capacity while maintaining self-care. Read a message from Jerry Milner, associate commissioner of the Children's Bureau, that emphasizes the need for child welfare professionals to empower, support, and respect the families they serve. The issue also includes a variety of resources and publications aimed at strengthening and supporting the child welfare workforce as it performs its often challenging job.

News From the Children's Bureau

Listen to a Child Welfare Information Gateway podcast that features three former caseworkers and their perspectives on child welfare work, read an article about effective professional development and training interventions for home-based child care providers, and find the latest updates to the CB website.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight a study on field training experiences for newly hired child welfare workers as well as an evaluation of a trauma-informed self-care measure for child welfare professionals.

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.