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July/August 2019Vol. 20, No. 6Spotlight on Building Evidence and Using Evidence-Based Practices in Child Welfare

This issue of CBX highlights how building evidence and utilizing evidence-based practices can improve the programs, services, and tools used to support families served by the child welfare system. Read a message from Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, and David Kelly, Special Assistant to the Associate Commissioner, about the need to balance evidence in child welfare to ensure that the child welfare system not only acts in response to trauma but focuses on ways to prevent trauma. The issue also includes a variety of resources and publications featuring evidence-based practices and how they improve the capacity of agencies and organizations to identify, assess, and implement strategies supported by research.

News From the Children's Bureau

We highlight a handbook by the Prevention Services Clearinghouse that describes the standards for identifying and reviewing prevention programs, guiding principles for court teams working with young children involved in child welfare, and the latest updates to the CB website.

Child Welfare Research

Read about how interdisciplinary law approaches can help families both inside and outside the courtroom and improve child welfare outcomes, how afterschool programs help to strengthen protective and promotive factors for youth, and how innovative technologies can help increase an organization's capacity.

Strategies and Tools for Practice

This section of CBX offers publications, articles, reports, toolkits, and other resources 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.