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December/January 2013Vol. 13, No. 11Spotlight on Social Media

With the growing use of social media in the child welfare field, this month's Spotlight section highlights social media strategy and policy suggestions from the NRC for Child Welfare Data and Technology, a framework for developing social media privacy guidelines, and research on teen perceptions of social media's effect on their well-being.

News From the Children's Bureau

The eighth article in our second Centennial Series highlights the Children's Bureau's first clearinghouses and National Resource Centers. We also feature an article from CB staff about title IV-E waiver demonstration projects, announce the launch of CB's new website, and provide other Bureau updates.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

A new trainer's guide on complying with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994 and a toolkit to help practitioners work more effectively with LGBTQ and runaway youth are just a few updates from CB's T&TA Network.

Child Welfare Research

CBX points to a report updating the child development field on a research initiative from 2000, a study examining the effectiveness of the SafeCare program with American Indian families, research on universal mandatory reporting laws, and more.

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.