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July/August 2021Vol. 22, No. 7Spotlight on Child Welfare Practice That Supports the Well-Being of Children and Families

This issue of CBX spotlights child welfare practices and strategies that promote and support the well-being of children and families. Read a message from Associate Commissioner Aysha E. Schomburg on how child welfare practices are not the only way to support families. It is important to also support families at the community level and within our own neighborhoods. Also highlighted are the benefits of mentoring for new foster parents, child welfare strategies for rural communities, the pros and cons of "blind removals," and a learning cohort comprising eight states that aims to collaborate on strategies to improve child and family well-being. The issue also features recent resources and publications for child welfare professionals and families.

News From the Children's Bureau

We highlight a pilot and evaluation of a new tool developed to measure educators' use of coregulation within youth-serving programs, the Children's Bureau's Early Childhood-Child Welfare grants, information about the availability of pandemic relief funds for young people in foster care, and a brief listing of the latest additions to the Children's Bureau website.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

We feature active efforts resources from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes and the Tribal Information Exchange and a listing of some of the latest resources from the Children's Bureau's training and technical assistance partners.

Child Welfare Research

Read about the Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams program and its impact on families affected by substance use and how the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics allows clinicians to use a child's developmental history and current functioning to make decisions and plan treatment.

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.

Resources

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.