National Foster Care Month 2021
Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents

The Children’s Bureau’s Capacity Building Center (CBC) for States was established in 2014 to provide training and technical assistance to help public child welfare agencies improve child welfare practice and achieve safety, permanency and well-being outcomes for children, youth and families. Visit the CBC for States' website to do the following:

  • Access up-to-date resources that address an array of child welfare policy and practice needs
  • Participate in webinars and other virtual events to increase knowledge and skills
  • Register for free learning experiences by creating an account with CapLEARN
  • Read about how tailored services and constituency services can help you build relationships, engage in peer-networking, and receive individual support for your capacity building needs

Supporting Foster Youth and Families Through the Pandemic Act

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau (2020)

IM-19-03: Engaging, Empowering, and Utilizing Family and Youth Voice in All Aspects of Child Welfare to Drive Case Planning and System Improvement

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau (2019)

First-of-Its-Kind National Partnership Aims to Redesign Child Welfare Into Child-and-Family Well-Being Systems

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (2020)

The Moment Is Now

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau (2020)
Children's Bureau Express, 21(6)