Announcing CWLA's 2011 National Conference Awards
Every year at the National Conference in Washington, DC, CWLA presents a series of awards recognizing the accomplishments and contributions by committed individuals and organizations on behalf of children and families and their communities. A new set of awards will be presented at our upcoming National Conference, The State of Children and Families: Building an Effective National Voice, March 27-30, 2011. Winners are invited to the conference to accept their awards in person.
Nominations for the 2011 awards are being accepted through September 24, 2010. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred, and can be sent to Cassaundra Rainey, 718-828-0300, ext. 298. The nomination forms for each award include more specific information.
The CWLA Leadership Award
This year, CWLA will present a new leadership award to leaders who exemplify commitment to children and families. Nominees must be employed by a CWLA member agency. Successful candidates for the award will demonstrate the use of intentional influences to facilitate a body of work by an organization, team, or person that has resulted in positive outcomes for children and families. Two winners will be chosen: one from a private agency and one from a public agency.
The CWLA Youth Award
CWLA's Youth Award recognizes the achievement and services of youth who are currently engaged with or have recently transitioned out of the child welfare system. The goal of this award is to provide CWLA and its member agencies the opportunity to hear first-hand the youths' perspective as to current best practices that support their successful journey through the system. Nominations are accepted from CWLA member agencies and the general public.
The Anna Quindlen Awards for Excellence in Journalism in Behalf of Children and Families
The Anna Quindlen Awards for Excellence in Journalism in Behalf of Children and Families were established in 1995 to recognize individuals in the field of journalism--print reporters, editorial writers, and broadcast news teams--whose coverage of child welfare issues advances knowledge and understanding of the state of vulnerable children and families in America. Awards are given separately for print and broadcast work. Candidates for this award must have covered relevant issues during 2010 and, as a result of their work, produced positive change for children and families. Nominations are accepted from CWLA member agencies, print and broadcast journalists, media trade publications, and the general public.
CWLA and the Walker Trieschman Center's Workforce Awards
CWLA and the Walker Trieschman Center announce in partnership a call for papers for a new competition focusing on workforce development. Recognizing workforce development as an ongoing priority for CWLA and its member agencies, this competition seeks to identify effective innovations in workforce development practices, recognize the developers of those innovations, and encourage best practice by sharing information about these workforce innovations throughout the child welfare field. Papers describing successful practices within the public and private sectors of child welfare will be accepted.
Corporate Advocate and Corporate Friend of Children Awards
The National Corporate Advocate of the Year Award recognizes one company for its outstanding, unparalleled commitment to children, youth, and families on a national level. Corporate Friend of Children Awards recognize similar commitment on a local, state, or regional level. These awards aim to establish a dialogue between CWLA and the corporations for continued involvement in protecting America's children, youth, and families. Nominations are accepted from CWLA member agencies only.
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