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May 2013Vol. 14, No. 4Spotlight on National Foster Care Month

As of September 30, 2011, there were 400,540 children and youth in foster care, many of whom were between the ages of 12 and 17. Youth who exit foster care without permanent families or connections are at risk for myriad negative outcomes. The theme for the 2013 National Foster Care Month is "Supporting Youth in Transition." This month, CBX highlights a higher education program for transitioning youth, a tool for evaluating youth connectedness, and other information about foster care.

News From the Children's Bureau

Two new Funding Opportunity Announcements have been made available by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, and we also feature the new CB Centennial Timeline.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

Learn about the QIC-EC's Project DULCE, the use of customer service practices to increase the retention and recruitment of foster parents, adoptive parents, and kin, and other updates from CB's T&TA Network.

Child Welfare Research

CBX points to research about relationship education programs for youth in foster care, the health and social consequences of adverse childhood experiences, and other news from the child welfare field.

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.