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January/February 2016Vol. 16, No. 10Spotlight on Technology and Child Welfare

In today's information age, it's important for the child welfare field to embrace new technology, systems, and data in order to inform and guide decisions and provide targeted and efficient services. This month's CBX features resources on how professionals, youth, and families can use the latest data and technology to improve outcomes and enhance well-being.

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News From the Children's Bureau

We feature a new monthly child welfare research spotlight from the Children's Bureau's Capacity Building Center for States, the Children's Bureau-funded National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare, and the final site selection of the National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation's (QIC-AG's) collaborative project partners.

Child Welfare Research

This month, CBX features a technical assistance bulletin detailing the disproportionality rates for children of color in foster care, a report about determining State compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act, and more.

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, and 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.