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October 2014Vol. 15, No. 9Spotlight on Tribal Child Welfare

Native American children are disproportionally represented in child welfare. Efforts to effect change must be culturally competent and protect the best interests of Indian children and strengthen Native families. This month, we look at cultural adaptations of trauma treatments, research on the use of social services by urban American Indian families, and a guide to help CASAs advocate for Native children.

News From the Children's Bureau

A new funding opportunity announcement is available, and we also highlight a series of white papers on the integration of safety, permanency, and well-being in child welfare practice.

Child Welfare Research

This month, CBX points to research on the combined effects of experiencing violent trauma as well as nonviolent interpersonal trauma, in addition to a review of State policies on using psychotropic medication with children in foster care.

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.

Resources

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.