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March 2021Vol. 22, No. 3Spotlight on Youth Transitioning Out of Care

This edition of CBX highlights youth transitioning out of care and the challenges they face as they begin their journey to independent living and adulthood. Read spotlight articles on how the COVID-19 pandemic has created even more obstacles for these youth, ways to ensure their financial well-being as they navigate living on their own, and the importance of acquiring education and skills to be self-sufficient and independent.

News From the Children's Bureau

Read a report about a survey conducted by Child Welfare Information Gateway to find out how child welfare professionals, legal professionals, and social work students access and disseminate child welfare information as well as a brief listing of the latest updates to the Children's Bureau website.

Training and Technical Assistance Updates

We feature a new communications guide that aims to help improve the way child welfare agencies and organizations disseminate information, a learning experience from the Capacity Building Center for States based on the stories of those with lived experience with the child welfare system, and a brief listing of the latest updates from the Children's Bureau's technical assistance partners.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight a report on child maltreatment and the response to it during the COVID-19 pandemic and a brief that discusses the intersection of child welfare and human trafficking.

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.