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September 2019Vol. 20, No. 7Spotlight on the Child and Family Services Reviews Round 3 Update

This month's issue of CBX focuses on round 3 of the Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) and how states are measuring up to federal child welfare requirements pertaining to safety, permanency, and child and family well-being. Read a message from Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, that emphasizes the importance of the CFSRs to improving the child welfare system and driving the changes needed to ensure children and families are served as they deserve to be served. The issue also includes a variety of resources and publications centered on the CFSRs and their outcomes.

News From the Children's Bureau

Read a report about CFSR findings specific to older youth in foster care, an aggregate report about how states fared during the first 2 years of round 3 of the CFSRs, a recent Program Instruction for how states can claim payments for services and costs associated with the title IV-E prevention program, and the latest additions to the CB website.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight an article about an initiative in Massachusetts aimed at improving well-being, permanency, and maltreatment outcomes for children who have experienced trauma; a report about the importance of engaging both parents in casework; an article about using data to inform systems change; and more.

Strategies and Tools for Practice


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.