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July/August 2014Vol. 15, No. 7Spotlight on Child Welfare and Domestic Violence

This month, CBX draws attention to the co-occurrence of child maltreatment and domestic violence (DV), points to research on case outcomes for child welfare-involved families affected by domestic violence, and highlights a factsheet series for parents about how children may respond to family violence.

News From the Children's Bureau

Nominations for the annual Adoption Excellence Awards are now being accepted. We also highlight a new online publication that tells the 40-year story of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) of 1974.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

Among other updates from the T&TA Network, read about the National Resource Center for Adoption's (NRCA's) readiness assessment tool to help States, Tribes, and territories evaluate assets and readiness to provide postpermanence supports and services for children, youth, and families.

Child Welfare Research

This month, CBX points to a new issue of CW360° that is focused on well-being in child welfare, new products to help spread the messages from a 2013 report on child abuse research, and an article on a project initiated by the National Center for Youth Law to examine the problem of unwanted pregnancy among youth in foster care.

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.


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.