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November 2011Vol. 12, No. 8Spotlight on National Adoption Month

CBX spotlights this year's National Adoption Month initiative, announces the winners of the Adoption Excellence Awards, and links to a number of reports on the benefits of adoption, including adoption of young adults. An article about a Denver program describes how the program has increased adoptions from foster care.

News From the Children's Bureau

The fifth article in our Centennial Series takes a brief look at the impact of the Progressive Movement in the early 20th century. We also have reports from the second Evaluation Summit and first Network for Action meeting. Read on for more new resources from ACF and the Children's Bureau.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

The Children's Bureau T&TA Network offers a number of new resources, addressing such topics as father involvement in court cases, T&TA for Tribes, systems of care, and practice models.

Children's Bureau Grantee Updates

It's grant season, so read about FOAs that are forecast, as well as grants that have been awarded. A site visit article reports on strategies for diligent recruitment.

Child Welfare Research

This month, CBX looks child well-being data from two sources, announces a unique campaign to prevent infant abuse, and links to a study on how Florida counties reduced the number of children in foster care. Also, we report on one of the first studies of the impact of the economic downturn on child maltreatment.

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.