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Human Resources Subcommittee Examines Welfare Programs

On Tuesday, November 3, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources held another in a series of hearings on human services funding and programs with this one titled Better Coordinating Welfare Programs to Serve Families in Need. The Subcommittee has held several hearings over the past two congresses. In his opening remarks Chairman Charles Boustany (R-LA), said, “Today’s [...]

November 10th, 2015|Categories: Children's Monitor|0 Comments

Voice For Adoption Highlights Strong Families In November Event

On Tuesday, November 3, Voice for Adoption (VFA) held their annual Adoptive Family Portrait Project. The event held on Capitol Hill in recognition of November as National Adoption Month, shines a bright light on the many families that have adopted children from foster care. The theme of this year’s event was called “Celebrating Families Who Help Children Shine.” CWLA, one of [...]

November 10th, 2015|Categories: Children's Monitor|0 Comments

Save the Date: CWLA National Advocacy Summit, April 18-20

Please save the date for the upcoming CWLA National Advocacy Summit, April 18, 19, and 20, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. More details to follow soon.

November 10th, 2015|Categories: Advocacy Hot Topic, Children's Monitor, Home News|0 Comments

December Appropriations Deadline May Be Challenge

Despite the efforts of former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to clean up the legislative agenda before leaving, it looks as if Congress may be here late into the year. Based on public comments by some members of Congress, the appropriations process could still be a challenge despite the added flexibility provided by the new higher spending caps.  Those challenges do [...]

November 9th, 2015|Categories: Advocacy Hot Topic, Children's Monitor, Home News|Tags: |0 Comments

Congressional Problems With Spending on Child Welfare

Posted on August 11, 2014 by JS It happened again, just before Congress left for the summer break on July 31, Congress gave children in foster care their heartfelt support but were much more limited in their financial support. In blocking passage of the child welfare bill, HR 4980, the “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act,’ Senator Tom Coburn offered several criticisms [...]

August 18th, 2014|Categories: Children's Monitor|0 Comments

Pre-K Nation Summit in New York City

Posted on August 11, 2014 by JS On Tuesday, August 5, New York City became the site for a “Preschool Nation Summit.” The summit, the first one, was a bicoastal event broadcast through a webinar presented by Scholastic Inc based in New York City. The nation’s largest city was an appropriate setting since Mayor Bill de Blasio ran on a campaign that included [...]

August 18th, 2014|Categories: Children's Monitor|0 Comments

SUPPORT THE FOSTER CARE-MEDICAID DEMONSTRATION PROPOSAL

ACTION ALERT: Meet With Your Members of Congress in August while they are home. Ask them to support the Foster Care-Medicaid Demonstration Proposal Concern: The Administration has proposed (in next year’s budget) new revenue that will help local foster care (and state child welfare) agencies coordinate with state Medicaid programs to provide better health care services to children in foster care. Congress [...]

August 18th, 2014|Categories: Advocacy Hot Topic|0 Comments

THE “PREVENT SEX TRAFFICKING AND STRENGTHENING FAMILIES” ACT

House of Representatives has passed HR 4980, the “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act.’ The legislation will reauthorize the Adoption Incentive Fund for three years and extend it to guardianship placements. It will also extend the Family Connections Grants by one year through this current fiscal year of 2014. The bill also limits the use of APPLA, adds provisions [...]

July 31st, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

SAVING SSBG: STRENGTHENING CHILD WELFARE & HUMAN SERVICES

Recent actions in Congress have targeted the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) for elimination. This paper proposes to protect the $1.7 billion in SSBG human services funding and the programs it subsidizes. http://cwla.org/our-work/advocacy/protecting-youth-families/child-abuse-neglect-prevention/ http://cwla.org/our-work/advocacy/family-community-support/social-supports-as-primary-maltreatment-prevention/ DOWNLOAD SAVING SOCIAL SERVICES BLOCK GRANT

July 31st, 2014|Categories: Advocacy Hot Topic|0 Comments

CWLA Finance Reform & Child Welfare: A Balanced Approach

The need for a full
array of services for all
children has been a key
focus for CWLA’s finance reform efforts. CWLA takes a practical approach to child welfare reform that acknowledges the need for modest investments and more aggressive efforts to preventing child maltreatment, strengthening families that are fragile, and finding new permanent families. Learn More

July 31st, 2014|Categories: Advocacy Hot Topic|0 Comments