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November 2012Vol. 13, No. 10Spotlight on National Adoption Month

CBX spotlights this year's National Adoption Month initiative, announces the winners of the Centennial Adoption Excellence Awards, highlights a Diligent Recruitment grant in Texas, and links to a nutrition guide for foster and adoptive parents.

News From the Children's Bureau

The seventh article in our second Centennial Series explores the growing concern about increased rates of child abuse and neglect in the 1970s and the passage of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. We also point to an updated ACF Interoperability Toolkit.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

The T&TA Network uses many social networking sites to spread the word about their newest resources. Network members also offer a number of new materials, including a guide for educators and an information packet about kinship care provisions in the Fostering Connections Act.

Children's Bureau Grantee Updates

A new site visit report highlights the California Linkages project that promotes collaboration between California's county-administered child welfare services and the State's program for administering Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Child Welfare Research

CBX points to new research examining the ability of youth in foster care to reduce feelings of anxiety and increase feelings of hopefulness through Cognitively Based Compassion Training.

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.