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October 2012Vol. 13, No. 9Spotlight on Developmentally Appropriate Services for Young Children

This month's CBX focuses on what States and child-serving organizations are doing to address the developmental needs of young children in care. We feature the collaboration between child welfare and early childhood education in Wisconsin, ZERO TO THREE's Safe Babies Court Teams Project, and information about title IV-B funding for child welfare services.

News From the Children's Bureau

The sixth article in our second Centennial Series highlights the Children's Bureau's efforts to address family planning in the 1960s. We also highlight the new Child Welfare Outcomes 2007–2010 report, which is now available on the Children's Bureau's website.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

Read a new research brief about the benefits of increasing the recruitment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) adults to be foster and adoptive parents; learn about the NRCOI's Continuous Quality Improvement project; and get other updates from CB's T&TA Network.

Child Welfare Research

CBX points to research on a Catawba County, NC, project to improve the well-being of children and youth who leave foster care through reunification, guardianship, or adoption. We also look at survey results from the National Survey of Services Providers Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Who Are Homeless or At Risk of Becoming Homeless.

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.