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January/February 2017Vol. 17, No. 10Spotlight on Supportive Connections for Youth

Youth in and transitioning out of foster care face many challenges and need a wide range of support—in terms of resources and tools, as well as in relationships. January's CBX highlights supportive services for youth as well as resources for professionals and other caring adults to help youth in foster care and after.

Youth sitting with supportive adult

News From the Children's Bureau

We highlight an episode from a series of podcasts produced by the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, NCFY Voices, 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.

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.