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May 2021Vol. 22, No. 5Spotlight on National Foster Care Month

This issue of CBX spotlights National Foster Care Month 2021. Read about what's new on the National Foster Care Month website and find resources highlighting foster caregivers' experiences with both formal and informal supports and trainings; the experiences of children in foster care with special health-care needs; and a series of webinars that focus on how Black communities, communities of color, and families living in poverty are overrepresented in the foster care system. The issue also includes recent resources and articles for child welfare professionals and the families they serve.

News From the Children's Bureau

We feature a new blog from the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation that shares findings from its research, evaluation, and data-collection efforts; information about funds available to youth who are or were formerly in foster care; and a brief listing of the latest additions to the Children's Bureau website.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

Read about a new supplement to the Diligent Recruitment Navigator tool that supports agencies' efforts to recruit, develop, and support foster, adoptive, and kinship families through the lens of the Title IV-E Prevention Services Program and a listing of some of the latest resources from the Children's Bureau's training and technical assistance partners.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight an article about how child protective services data can predict placement disruption and an article that delves into how the use of trauma-informed practices within the justice system can mitigate youth violence and recidivism.

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.