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April 2018Vol. 19, No. 3Spotlight on National Child Abuse Prevention Month

To break the cycle of child maltreatment and prevent the removal of children from their homes, it's important to address the root causes of the problem and strengthen the resiliency of families. This month's CBX spotlight is focused on primary prevention. We feature a message about the importance of primary prevention from Jerry Milner, D.S.W., Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau. We also include an article on a recent study that looked at the technology-assisted implementation of the SafeCare program; the first study to apply risk terrain modeling to the context of child maltreatment primary prevention efforts; an evidence-based child abuse prevention program, called The Period of PURPLE Crying; a suite of wide-ranging, evidence-based, and trauma-informed programs designed to replace abusive and neglectful parenting practices through primary prevention and the development of a positive and nurturing caregiving approach; and more.

News From the Children's Bureau

Read about the latest Child Welfare Information Gateway podcast series targeting the child welfare workforce and a list of the latest updates to the Children's Bureau website.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight the latest State of America's Children report and an article about how young people exiting the foster care system need and benefit from help with educational and employment opportunities as they transition into adulthood.

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.