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June 2017Vol. 18, No. 4Spotlight on Reunification

This month's CBX spotlight features articles on how families struggling with parental substance use can increase their odds of reunification with the help of recovery coaches, a webinar that looks at how to develop and implement parent partner programs that support reunification, and an article that reports on a study about whether foster home licensing has an impact on the odds of reunification.


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News From the Children's Bureau

Read about an upcoming National Reunification Month webinar sponsored by the Children's Bureau's Capacity Building Center for States; how to submit nominations for the 2017 Adoption Excellence Awards; the upcoming second annual Child Welfare Virtual Expo featuring the theme "Strengthening Assessment and Decision-Making for Improved Outcomes"; new funding opportunity announcements; and a new factsheet produced by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation that discusses the impact of provider distance on early care and education decision-making.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight a brief that was designed to spur the development of a concrete and reliable set of measures for assessing whether young children are thriving and a study that reports on the effectiveness of in-home services in supporting reunification.

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 section of CBX 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.