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September/October 2015Vol. 16, No. 7Spotlight on Back to School

A new school year is beginning, and with it come new opportunities for child welfare professionals to support the academic goals and success of the children and youth they serve. This month, CBX features resources to help improve educational stability, services, and outcomes for children and youth involved with child welfare.

News From the Children's Bureau

In this month's "Associate Commissioner's Page," JooYeun Chang shares a few parting words as she transitions out of the Associate Commissioner's office. We also highlight the Administration on Children, Youth and Families' (ACYF's) newly appointed commissioner; the Children's Bureau's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise regulations for the Statewide and Tribal Automated Child Welfare Information Systems; and more.

Child Welfare Research

This month, CBX features a policy brief that addresses the Federal budget provisions for fiscal year (FY) 2016 that may support struggling families and communities and a series of issues briefs presenting findings from a study on informal child care in California.

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.


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.