• July/August 2017
  • Vol. 18, No. 5
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Spotlight on Engaging Fathers

This month's CBX spotlight features articles about how having an involved father can lead to better outcomes for children, how responsible fatherhood programs can benefit from fathers’ accounts of the challenges of co-parenting, how community-based organizations can address challenges to fathers and their children and provide solutions in their fatherhood programs, and a three-part web series that explores partnerships between child welfare agencies and community fatherhood organizations that work toward engaging fathers and paternal-side family members.


CB_large News From the Children's Bureau

Read about the frameworks and methods used to develop the Family Engagement Inventory, how states can establish a system of data integration that will support and improve services for young children and families, and the special two-part issue of the journal Child Welfare, which highlights many of the key components needed to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families, including cross-system collaboration, ongoing staff and system capacity building, effective implementation, and strategies to improve the use and usefulness of research in the field.

Child Welfare Research

We highlight an article about the development of the adolescent brain and how it affects risk and behavior, vulnerability to addiction, and mental health as well as an article that focuses on the changing trends in family structure.

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 section of CBX 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.