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December 2013, Vol. 14, No. 9
News From the Children's Bureau A new literature review from the Office
of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation explores the
family dynamics for children in nonparental care. We also point to a new
website that outlines Federal Government plans for addressing the needs
of children in adversity across the globe and the National Data Archive
on Child Abuse and Neglect application process and deadline for its
21st annual Summer Research Institute.
Spotlight on Youth Of the nearly 400,000 children in foster
care in the United States, many are between the ages of 12 and 17. This
subsection of the foster care population has unique needs and faces
distinct challenges. This month, CBX looks at the programs that monitor
youth outcomes and encourage their social and emotional development, a
report on one State's work to extend foster care to age 21, and a series
of tip sheets for youth on addressing various life transitions.
Training and Technical Assistance Network Updates A new toolkit from the National Child
Welfare Workforce Institute aims to help child welfare professionals
enrich their leadership skills and competencies. We also highlight a
Spanish-language website from the National Resource Center for Diligent
Recruitment at AdoptUSKids to help recruit Spanish-speaking adoptive and
Child Welfare News CBX points to the fall issue of CW360°
that is focused on the intersection of child welfare and parents with
disabilities, an update to the National Research Council's 1993 report Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect, and other research.
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