2007 CWLA National Adoption and Foster Care Training Conference Virtual Exhibit Hall
- ACT (Adoption in Child Time)
ACT has developed an easy-to-use Foster Parent Daily Journal. The book is a handy reminder to keep regular notes on their foster child. In addition, it includes much information of value to foster parents in the Appendices.
Recruit and connect foster and adoptive families with waiting children throughout the United States.
- The Adoption Exchange
The Adoption Exchange opened its doors in 1983, with the mission to help connect children who waited for families with those who would adopt them.
The Adoption Exchange is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) child welfare organization. Its member organizations include 38 public and private child placement agencies and adoptive parent support groups in eight states. A major role of The Adoption Exchange is to promote and coordinate collaborative efforts regionally, nationally, and globally, on behalf of vulnerable children. The Adoption Exchange has helped find adoptive families in all fifty states and among Americans living abroad and is the principal provider of the training and technical services offered through The Collaboration to AdoptUsKids.
- Adoption Learning Partners
AdoptionLearningPartners.org provides high quality online training (and training credits) for foster parents, pre- and post-adoptive parents (from foster care, domestic infant, and international) and the staff that works with them.
- Adoption Resources of Wisconsin
Adoption Resources of Wisconsin provides information and referral on all issues related to adoption and foster care, recruitment for children waiting in foster care for adoptive homes, and post-placement services for families and the professionals who serve them.
- Bridging Refugee Youth & Children's Services/United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services strengthens the capacity of child welfare and refugee service providers across the U.S. to ensure the successful development of migrating children, youth, and their families by providing technical assistance (TA) that is locally driven, builds long-term capacity and promotes collaboration at the local, regional and national levels. BRYCS offers the only online Clearinghouse on migration and child welfare, which contains over 2,000 resources. BRYCS has produced over 30 publications, including four Toolkits on parenting, positive youth development, child welfare, and child care. Professional social workers and researchers are available for one-on-one consultations and training.
- Casey Family Programs
For more than 40 years, Casey Family Programs has worked to provide, improve, and ultimately prevent the need for foster care. We are a Seattle-based national operating foundation established by the United Parcel Service founder, Jim Casey. We provide direct services, promote advances in child-welfare practice and policy, and offer a variety of free tools and resources for child-welfare professionals, youth, and families.
- Casey Family Services - SPONSOR
The direct service agency of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Services is committed to ensuring that every child in care has a lifelong connection to a family or caring adult. Established by UPS founder Jim Casey, Casey Family Services offers a broad range of permanency-focused programs throughout New England and in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Catholic Charities USA
- The Center for Adoption Support and Education
The Center for Adoption Support and Education specializes in the complex issues and challenges facing adopted children and their families. A trusted national resource and leading provider of pre- and post-adoption counseling and support, CASE delivers expertise and raises public awareness through consultation, educational programs and acclaimed publications, including Beneath the Mask and W.I.S.E. Up!
- Consortium for Children/SAFE
SAFE is a structured Home Study Methodology that is now in use by 14 States and 4 Canadian Provinces.
- Council on Accreditation
Founded in 1977, the Council on Accreditation is an international, independent, not-for-profit accreditor of social and behavioral healthcare services, and is one of the three leading accreditors of such service providers. Over 1800 organizations -- voluntary, public and proprietary, local and statewide, large and small -- have either successfully achieved COA accreditation or are currently engaged in the process.
- Family Design Resources
Preserves families through post-permanency services. Introduces parents, child advocates, supervisors and foster care programs to diligent searches and placement of children and youth in adoptive homes. Reduces the time that children wait for permanency.
- Freddie Mac Foundation - SPONSOR
Created by Freddie Mac in 1991, the Freddie Mac Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities for children, youth and their families. It works to strengthen the community by providing funds for various nonprofit organizations serving children and their families, focusing primarily on metropolitan Washington, D.C. - the location of our corporate headquarters. A philanthropic leader, the Foundation has given nearly $225 million since its inception and helped better the lives of more than 1.7 million children.
- Governors State University Distance Learning
The Digital learning Division of GSU has teamed with CWLA to produce PRIDE Digital Curriculum, a CD-ROM based option for providing any-time, any-place foster parent training or for supplementing in-class training programs.
- Human Rights Campaign Foundation: All Children - All Families Project - SPONSOR
- Louisiana Children's Trust Fund
- Military Families and Placements! OKDHS, Adopt Abroad, AdoptExchange/AdoptUsKids and the USadopteurope Support Group
OKDHS, the state's public agency, has worked cooperatively with AdoptExchange/AdopUsKids, Adopt-Abroad and the support group to make successful adoptive placements. Adopt Abroad is a US licensed adoption agency with representatives in Europe and Asia; they have worked with states in placing foster children in military homes.
- National Child Welfare Resource Center on Adoption - SPONSOR
- National Child Welfare Resource Center for Youth Development
The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Youth Development, through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Children's Bureau, provides training and technical assistance to publicly administered and supported child welfare agencies.
- The National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning - SPONSOR
- New York State Citizens' Coalition
NYS Citizens' Coalition for Children is an advocacy organization of concerned citizens and nearly 140 adoptive and foster parent groups in every region of NYS. NYSCCC's primary goals are system-change advocacy and the promotion of group and individual activism to improve the lives of adoptive and foster children and families.
- The Pew Charitable Trusts - SPONSOR
Kids Are Waiting: Fix Foster Care Now, a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts, is a national, nonpartisan campaign dedicated to ensuring that all children in foster care have the safe, permanent families they deserve through reform of the federal financing structure that governs our nation's foster care program.
- US DHHS, ACF, Children's Bureau, Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by connecting child welfare, adoption and related professionals as well as concerned citizens to timely, essential information.
Back to Top Printer-friendly Page Contact Us