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National Council on Research in Child Welfare: Membership

Regional Membership Representatives
Membership Chair and Western Region Representative
Mid-Atlantic Region Representative
Mid-Western Region Representative
Mountain Region Representative
New England Region Representative
Southern Region Representative
Membership Directory

Membership Categories and Criteria
Member
Sponsored Student Member
Advocate at Large
Membership Benefits

Membership Responsibilities


Regional Membership Representatives

If you are interested in becoming a member or have questions about membership, please contact the NCRCW member who serves as a representative in your region.

Membership Chair and Western Region Representative
Eileen Mayers Pasztor, DSW
California State University, Long Beach
epasztor@csulb.edu

Mid-Atlantic Region Representative
TBA

Mid-Western Region Representative
William Meezan, DSW
University of Michigan
meezan@umich.edu

Mountain Region Representative
Kathleen Belanger, MSSW
Stephen F. Austin State University
kbelanger@sfasu.edu

New England Region Representative
Miriam Kluger, PhD
The Village for Families and Children
mkluger@villageforchildren.org

Southern Region Representative
Alberta Ellett, PhD
University of Georgia
aellett@uga.edu

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Membership Categories and Criteria

Membership in NCRCW is voluntary and is open to professionals or students, domestically or internationally based, who are committed to the mission and vision of NCRCW. There are three categories of membership in NCRCW: Member, Student Member, and Advocate at Large.

Member
This membership category includes researchers who regularly conduct rigorous research, evaluations, or quality improvement activities. This category also includes practitioners and administrators. Members may be based in
  • a voluntary agency or organization;
  • a for-profit agency or organization;
  • a local, state, or national government agency or organization;
  • a private practice (i.e. a consultant_; or
  • a college or university,
or be on loan to an agency or organization.

Sponsored Student Member
This membership category includes college or university students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program related to the mission and vision of NCRCW. The student must be sponsored by a Member.

Advocate at Large
This membership category includes professionals based in advocacy organizations, funders, consumers, political representatives, and researchers without a current affiliation.

Membership Benefits

Participation in NCRCW affords the opportunity to
  • promote your research or evaluation efforts;
  • disseminate and translate research for advocates, policymakers, and practitioners;
  • network with colleagues;
  • interact with CWLA staff and engage in CWLA activities; and
  • connect with CWLA member organizations.

Membership Responsibilities

All Members, Sponsored Students, and Advocates at Large are responsible for sustaining NCRCW and ensuring its success, as well as enhancing the visibility and public awareness of NCRCW. This is primarily achieved through participation. Specifically, members are expected to
  • serve on at least one committee of interest to them;

  • join committee teleconference calls;

  • attend annual NCRCW meetings;

  • join and use the NCRCW listserv; and

  • respond in a timely manner to requests from executive cfficers or committee chairs (for example, return phone calls, respond to e-mails, and complete assignments).



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