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July/August 2015Vol. 16, No. 6Spotlight on Workforce Training and Capacity Building

In order for child welfare agencies and professionals to provide effective services for children and families, they must have the capacity and flexibility to grow with the emerging needs of their field. This month, CBX highlights tools and resources to help agencies and professionals build their skills, develop their workforce, improve working environments, and more.

News From the Children's Bureau

We highlight the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF's) new office dedicated to the prevention of human trafficking, as well as an announcement for grants available to State and regional adoption exchanges to help further localize efforts of the National Adoption Recruitment Campaign.

Child Welfare Research

CBX features an issue of CW360° on culturally responsive child welfare practice, a brief on homelessness among youth in the United States, and a study on the experiences of trafficking victims and possible sources of their resistance to helpful service.

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.