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May 2016Vol. 17, No. 3Spotlight on National Foster Care Month

We highlight the 2016 National Foster Care Month initiative, one youth's foster care story, a brief on promoting normalcy for youth in care, a study examining public resources and policies addressing homelessness among youth aging out of care, and more.

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News From the Children's Bureau

Read a report on the Family and Youth Services Bureau's Street Outreach Program and a synthesis of findings from the Children's Bureau's Child Welfare - Education System Collaborations to Increase Educational Stability grants.

Child Welfare Research

Find a brief examining the child welfare field's use of congregate care, a study on the challenges faced by children whose parents have been incarcerated, and more.

Strategies and Tools for Practice

This section of CBX offers publications, articles, reports, toolkits, and other instruments that provide evidence-based strategies and 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.