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June 2014Vol. 15, No. 6Spotlight on Child and Family Services Reviews

As the Children's Bureau prepares to kick off its third round of Child and Family Services Reviews, CBX provides information on changes to this round of monitoring, the role of continuous quality improvement in Round 3, resources for States, and more.

News From the Children's Bureau

We highlight the new National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare that aims to increase local jurisdictions' capacity to implement and sustain quality, accessible evidence-based treatment for children, youth, and families. We also provide information on how to apply to become a grant reviewer and point to new funding opportunity announcements.

Training and Technical Assistance Updates

Among other updates from the T&TA Network, read about the new issue of The Roundtable—in which the National Resource Center for Adoption focuses on educational well-being for older adopted youth and older youth in guardianship placements.

Children's Bureau Grantee Updates

We highlight two grantee site visits this month, one from the Using Comprehensive Family Assessments to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes grant cluster and another from the Child Welfare - Education System Collaborations to Increase Educational Stability cluster.

Child Welfare Research

This month, CBX points to current data and literature about African-American males involved with child welfare, new research on successful family reunification, and information about the unmet mental health needs of children and youth in kinship care.

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 CBX section 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.