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September 2014Vol. 15, No. 8Spotlight on Back to School

This month, CBX looks at the barriers to academic success faced by children and youth in foster care and some promising practices for enhancing their educational stability. Research shows that many children and youth in foster care are less likely to graduate from high school and attend college than their peers.

News From the Children's Bureau

This month we highlight a new commission charged with developing a national strategy for reducing fatalities resulting from child abuse and neglect. We also feature an upcoming funding opportunity to improve outcomes for disconnected youth.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

Among other updates from the T&TA Network, read about the findings from a needs assessment that examined Tribal child welfare practices and evaluated challenges, issues, and gaps in practice.

Child Welfare Research

This month, CBX points to a study examining the potential role of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships in preventing the intergenerational continuity of child maltreatment.

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.