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February 2010Vol. 11, No. 1Spotlight on Differential Response

This month, CBX spotlights differential response, which refers to the use of a tailored response for families reported for child maltreatment. Different from the "one response fits all" approach, differential response is most often used when there is a determination of low risk or when the family might not otherwise qualify for services. Read below to find out about programs, training, and research into differential response.

News From the Children's Bureau

Our first issue of the new year brings you the announcement of four new Regional Office directors, the latest national statistics on adoption from foster care, links to the newest resources from the Training & Technical Assistance Network, and more.

Child Welfare Research

Research from the child welfare field includes the latest look at what States are doing to reduce racial disproportionality in child welfare, reintegrating youth with severe mental challenges, and adapting home visiting programs for nonparent caregivers.

Strategies and Tools for Practice

CBX links you to tools and examples of programs that promote legal representation in child welfare cases, engaging parents, meeting the mental health needs of children in foster care, and working with immigrant 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.