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March 2017Vol. 18, No. 1Spotlight on Opioid/Substance Use Treatment and Services

We highlight the latest Child Maltreatment report as well as an article from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation that reports on the outcomes of the Personal Responsibility Education Program to address teen pregnancy.

March 2017Vol. 18, No. 1Current Topic

Opioid and substance misuse is a widespread concern that affects many youth, families, and communities. February's CBX highlights options for overcoming the devastating consequences of addiction.

Youth sitting in a circle holding hands

 

News From the Children's Bureau

We highlight a policy statement issued by the U.S. Department of Education that focuses on recent research on child homelessness and its detrimental effects on child outcomes; an article from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation that reports on the outcomes of the Personal Responsibility Education Program to address teen pregnancy; and a video from the National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption/Guardianship Support and Preservation on the challenges to achieving favorable outcomes and permanence for youth in foster care.

Child Welfare Research

Read about community cafés in Alaska that facilitated discussions on the Strengthening Families program and how to inform and improve the State's family support services, as well as a survey on the state of the child protection workforce in Minnesota.

Strategies and Tools for Practice

This section of CBX offers publications, articles, reports, toolkits, and other instruments that provide either evidence-based strategies or other concrete help to child welfare and related professionals.

Resources

This CBX section 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.