Child Welfare League of America

Welcome Letter

Dear Colleagues:

2008 promises to be a year of great change and great innovation! We are pleased and proud to convene our 2008 National Conference: A Call for Action - Leading the Nation for Children and Families with a fresh perspective, energizing us to seek positive outcomes for children and families.

It is with excitement and a sense of hope that we have developed this conference program. We have focused on your efforts and what we have all learned in relation to positive outcomes; systems/service integration; and state, local, and national public policy-and how these focus areas work together to improve the lives of children and families. Planned with a committee of members and staff, this conference is not to be missed!

The Child Welfare League of America has launched a campaign calling for a White House Conference on Children and Youth in 2010. 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 in this call for the President and Congress to commit to making vulnerable children a national priority.

This year, our Advocacy Day activities will include taking the sign-on from all of the supporters of the White House Conference, including resolutions from your boards of directors, staff, and community partners. Visit our website for more information.

So join us February 25-27 in Washington, DC, to get a glimpse of the very best work going on in the field and to move forward with us to make children and families our nation's top priority. We encourage you to register early to get the lowest rate, and we look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Sincerely,

Christine James-Brown
President and CEO
Ross E. Wales
Chair, Board of Directors




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