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March 2016Vol. 17, No. 1Spotlight on Racial Disproportionality

This month's CBX highlights an analysis of contributors to racial inequalities in a county child welfare system; a report on how racial bias in the child welfare, education, and mental health systems affects racial disparity in the juvenile justice system; and other resources examining the issue of racial disproportionality in the child welfare field.

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News From the Children's Bureau

The Children's Bureau released Child Maltreatment 2014, the 25th report in a series of annual reports designed to provide State-level data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System. We also highlight a new mobile application for Child Welfare Information Gateway's National Foster Care and Adoption Directory.

Child Welfare Research

We feature a study examining how U.S. refugee resettlement programs are serving the unique needs of child trafficking victims, a report on how youth in foster care are faring in California community colleges and universities, and more.

Strategies and Tools for Practice

This section of CBX offers publications, articles, reports, toolkits, and other instruments that provide evidence-based strategies and 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.