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February 2020Vol. 21, No. 1Current Theme or Topic

This issue of CBX highlights the importance of employing a full prevention continuum that includes communities, families, and agencies working together to make sure child maltreatment does not occur and families stay together. Read a message from Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, and David Kelly, Special Assistant to the Commissioner, about the importance of addressing the conditions that leave families vulnerable and the need for a national commitment to a full continuum of prevention services that will prevent child fatalities and curb the need for foster care. The issue also includes a variety of resources and publications centered on prevention for professionals and families.

February 2020Vol. 21, No. 1Spotlight on Developing a Full Prevention Continuum in Child Welfare

This issue of CBX highlights the importance of employing a full prevention continuum that includes communities, families, and agencies working together to make sure child maltreatment does not occur and families stay together. Read a message from Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, and David Kelly, Special Assistant to the Commissioner, about the importance of addressing the conditions that leave families vulnerable and the need for a national commitment to a full continuum of prevention services that will prevent child fatalities and curb the need for foster care. The issue also includes a variety of resources and publications centered on prevention for professionals and families.

News From the Children's Bureau

Read about how learning agendas can be used as a strategic approach for states to evaluate the implementation and impact of home visiting programs, a recent episode from the Child Welfare Podcast Series that discusses how evidence-based programs were tailored to meet the needs of specific constituency groups, a call for applications to join the Child Welfare Workforce Analytics Institute, and the latest additions to the CB website.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight a study that focuses on the effect early childhood home visiting programs have on maltreatment outcomes for mothers with at least one substantiated report of maltreatment and an article about how maltreatment prevention efforts can benefit from a public health approach.

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.

Resources

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.