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November 2008Vol. 9, No. 9Spotlight on National Adoption Month

CBX covers Children's Bureau initiatives such as National Adoption Month and the Adoption Excellence Awards. New research and resources in the adoption field also make news.

News From the Children's Bureau

This month, CBX brings you a message from the Associate Commissioner and news about evaluating privatized programs, as well as the latest resources from the Children's Bureau Training and Technical Assistance Network.

Child Welfare Research

CBX points to research on flexible funding through Federal waivers, the success of children's advocacy centers, and evidence-based practice in the mental health field.

Strategies and Tools for Practice

Child welfare professionals will want to check out resources on trauma and useful tools and information on racial disproportionality, differential response, and assessing risk and safety.

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.