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December 2016Vol. 17, No. 9Spotlight on Teen Pregnancy and Child Welfare

his month's CBX offers information, tools, and strategies for professionals to help prevent pregnancy among youth involved with child welfare and to better work with youth who are pregnant and/or parenting.

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News From the Children's Bureau

We highlight an NCFY Voices podcast focusing on engaging parents in school programs to prevent teen pregnancy, as well as an article about the importance of healthy marriages and stable fatherhood in the life of a child.

Child Welfare Research

Read an article by the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child that looks at how emerging insights from child development science can be used to improve outcomes for children and families in the child welfare system, as well as reports covering the child health-care rates in the United States and tips on how to help youth in foster care reach college.

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.

Resources

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.