HEALTHY GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
IN CHILD WELFARE

SUMMARY

All babies, children and youth in foster care are quite literally our kids, under the care and oversight of our community’s child welfare systems. Histories of maltreatment and futures without certain permanency make formidable obstacles to healthy growth and development. Until every child has a safe and loving family, we must ensure effective and adequate supports and services for this particularly vulnerable population so they have the best opportunity to heal and flourish.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • Education for Children and Youth in Foster Care [Policy Topic]]
  • Infants and Toddlers in Child Welfare [Policy Topic]
  • Older Youth [Policy Topic]
    • (John H.) Chafee Foster Care Independence Program [Legislation]
    • (Foster Care) Independent Living Program [Policy Topic]

LEGISLATION & ADMINISTRATION ACTION

CWLA ADVOCACY