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CWLA is a leading voice in for abused, neglected and otherwise vulnerable children and those who serve them. To help further understanding about issues affecting children, CWLA works closely with the media to provide data, expertise, and insights on a variety of topics.

CWLA STORY TOPICS

CWLA is a leading voice for vulnerable children and those who serve them. Below are a variety of child welfare-related topics and trends that CWLA can address, providing expert insight and analysis.

  • Foster Care
    • Family foster care
    • Foster parent recruitment–challenges and opportunities
    • Older youth in care/ youth transitioning to adulthood
    • Kinship care
    • Grandparents as caregivers
    • Immigration issues affecting children
    • Racial disparities and disproportionality
    • Tribal youth issues
    • Success stories
    • Long-term impact: homelessness, incarceration
    • Young children in foster care
    • Foster parent recruitment and retention
    • LGBT youth in care
  • Mental Health and Residential Treatment
    • Trauma needs of children and youth
    • Trauma informed care
    • Residential treatment
      • Community based systems of care
      • Residential care trends and issues
      • Family vs. group/institutional care settings
      • Behavior management
  • Adoption
    • Cultural issues in adoption
    • LGBT adoption
    • Adoption vs. reunification
    • Post adoption services
  • Child Welfare System
    • Workforce issues
      • Training
      • Retention
      • Caseload/workload
      • Accountability
    • Standards of excellence
    • Best practices
    • Financing and reforming the system
    • Multi-system collaboration–education, juvenile justice, child welfare, mental health
    • Outcomes
  • Public Policy
    • Child welfare reform
    • Child welfare financing
    • Privatization
    • Federal budget cuts
    • Social Security Act programs for children
    • TANF/SNAP/WIC
    • Medicaid/Medicare
    • Health care reform
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
    • Prevention and family support
    • Family preservation
    • Child fatalities and critical incidents
    • Child protection decision-making
    • Reporting and investigation
    • Obesity/medical neglect as abuse
  • Juvenile Justice /Child welfare
    • Children served across systems

Media Contacts

To receive copies of publications, reports, studies, additional information and data or to schedule an interview with any of CWLA’s primary spokespeople, please contact:

Linda Spears

Vice President, Policy and Public Affairs
Child Welfare League of America 1726 M St. NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC, 20036
Phone: 202-688-4189
Email: lspears@cwla.org