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January 2014Vol. 15, No. 1Spotlight on Family Engagement

This month, CBX looks at family engagement, a family-centered and strengths-based approach to partnering with families in making decisions, setting goals, and achieving desired outcomes. We highlight an interactive microsite that will launch in 2014, lessons to help child welfare agencies implement and maintain effective family search and engagement practices, and more.

News From the Children's Bureau

Child Maltreatment 2012 provides the most recent State-level data on reports of abuse and neglect made to child protective services. We also point to a guide from the Office of Head Start that offers strategies for implementing father engagement programming across systems and services.

Training and Technical Assistance Update

A new issue brief from the Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health addresses how the Affordable Care Act will impact specific health-care issues faced by immigrant children, youth, and families in the United States. We also provide other recent updates from the Bureau's T&TA Network members.

Child Welfare Research

CBX points to a report examining scenarios for delinking title IV-E eligibility from income requirements set forth under the Aid to Families With Dependent Children program, an evaluation of Family Finding used with children new to out-of-home care, and a blog post about a special visa that may help undocumented children achieve permanency.

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.