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October 2008Vol. 9, No. 8Spotlight on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

In this month's theme section, CBX focuses on the intersection of substance abuse and child welfare, with articles on two Children's Bureau grant clusters and recent resources and information, particularly in the area of cross-system collaboration among child welfare, substance abuse treatment, and the courts.

Child Welfare Research

CBX points to updates from the U.S. Department of State that give the latest information on Hague implications and country-specific cautions, and the Promising Practices Network posts essays in which prevention experts talk about how they would spend $5 million a year.

Strategies and Tools for Practice

Focusing on programs that have demonstrated effectiveness, CBX cites articles on ways courts can help older youth stay in foster care and how parenting skills can be maintained.

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.