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Help Make a White House Conference on Children and Youth a Reality!

Come to Advocacy Day to Spread the Word to Congress

Now that you have signed-on in support of a White House Conference on Children and Youth, help to make it a reality! Go with us to Capitol Hill to ask members of Congress to support a White House Conference.

The White House Conference will highlight issues related to child abuse and neglect and ensuring positive outcomes for children and youth. We ask that CWLA members and partners, and all organizations advocating on behalf of children, join us at CWLA's National Conference to ask Congress to commit to making vulnerable children a national priority.

CWLA's national conference, Children 2008: A Call for Action – Leading the Nation for Children and Families, will be held February 25-27 at the beautiful and newly renovated Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. The time is now - children cannot wait. Be a part of the solution by being a part of the process!

Notable speakers such as author and former foster child Ashley Rhodes-Courter, entrepreneur Stedman Graham, and “Homeless to Harvard” author Liz Murray

An enhanced Advocacy Day where you will learn about CWLA’s Campaign for a White House Conference on Children, hear representatives from both the Democratic and Republican parties, meet with leaders on Capitol Hill, and learn what you can do to make the White House Conference a reality

36 workshops, eight Wednesday Super Sessions, and a revamped Leadership Encounter for executive and emerging leaders

A 70-booth exhibit hall with food, prize giveaways, and poster sessions

Musical performances by rising country star Ashley Gearing and Broadway Dreamgirl, Julia Nixon

Fun Night with your choice of movies, karaoke, or a nighttime tour of DC

Come early for the COA pre-conference training and/or a FREE pre-conference institute on Streamlining a Public-Private Partnership and/or stay late for the International Roundtable for PRIDE Program Users.

Save $25 on your CWLA National Conference registration fee by getting your registration form and payment in by the January 18 early-registration deadline! If you only want to attend Advocacy Day, your registration is only $195!

Get information and register at or call (703) 412-2403 or -2439. Please help us get the word out by adding this link to your homepage. See you there!

Since 1920, the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) has been the nation’s pre-eminent organization dedicated to advocating for disadvantaged and vulnerable children and their families, protecting children from harm and ensuring that they have the tools they need to become healthy and happy adults. We are the nation’s trusted authority for professionals who work with children and we know our national conference, Children 2008: A Call for Action – Leading the Nation for Children and Families will provide you with the information you need to improve outcomes, integrate services, and enhance public policy.

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