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April 2020Vol. 21, No. 3Spotlight on National Child Abuse Prevention Month

This month's issue of CBX highlights National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the importance of supporting and strengthening families. Read a message from Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, and David Kelly, special assistant to the Associate Commissioner, that emphasizes channeling the energy garnered by special initiatives and awareness efforts into actions that strengthen families in ways that enable them to care for their children safely. The issue also provides important guidance from the Children's Bureau regarding the coronavirus pandemic, including messages from Jerry Milner to child welfare and legal and judicial leaders focusing on ensuring the safety and well-being of children during these trying times.

News From the Children's Bureau

Read about the Children's Bureau's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including guidance on how to continue to support families during a time of social distancing and the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also included in this section are what's new for this year's National Child Abuse Prevention Month initiative and the 2019/2020 Prevention Resource Guide, a handbook explaining how the prevention services clearinghouse will review programs to determine their eligibility for title IV-E funding, a webpage that provides up-to-date information on title IV-E programs, and a brief listing of the latest additions to the Children's Bureau website.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight a special section in the journal Prevention Science about research on community-based child maltreatment prevention programs and an article that focuses on the importance of parent education in preventing child sexual abuse.

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.


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.