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March 2015Vol. 16, No. 2Spotlight on Housing

This month, CBX focuses on the relationship between housing insecurity and child welfare involvement. We feature a report on approaches to reducing poverty for low-income families; factsheets on how complex trauma can affect homeless children, youth, and caregivers; and training for professionals on supportive housing.

News From the Children's Bureau

We highlight the Children's Bureau's new National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation, a new factsheet from Child Welfare Information Gateway, and a National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) brief on disconnected youth.

Child Welfare Research

CBX explores home-visiting models for families living in public and mixed-income communities, a framework for promoting mental health and wellness among children and youth, and the economic costs of child maltreatment.

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.