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CWLA publishes Children’s Voice magazine, Child Welfare journal, the National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare, and hundreds of books. Under the imprint CWLA Press, we produce the most respected publications in the areas of adoption, foster care, residential treatment, cultural competence, pregnancy and parenting, independent living, and permanency. We also feature training curricula and make available the world-renowned foster parent training material, PRIDE. To buy CWLA books, pins, cards and other gifts, shop online. Proceeds help support children who are vulnerable.


The latest publications from CWLA Press are the children’s book Happy Mamas, by Kathleen T. Pelley; and the third edition of Working with Traumatized Children: A Handbook For Healing, by Kathryn Brohl.


Browse also our collection of storybooks for kids, including The Giant King, Dear Big Mean Ugly Monster, and Glenna’s Seeds.

Go ahead and explore! CWLA members can save as much as 20% — sometimes more.

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Explore our award-winning magazine, Children’s Voice.



Material published in Children’s Voice falls into two categories: Features and Departments. Features are relatively in-depth treatments of issues and events that affect children, youth, and families and those who work with them or on their behalf. The tone is feature-oriented — professional but informal.

CWLA publications, program, and policy staff, as well as experts and professionals in child welfare and related fields, write feature articles. Occasionally, we accept articles from freelance writers. To submit an article, please send a query and an abstract to

Launched in 1921, Child Welfare is a scholarly, research-driven, peer-reviewed bimonthly journal that links the latest findings in child welfare and related research with best practice, policy, and program development. Submissions are accepted only via our online submissions form
CWLA occasionally publishes textbooks, curricula, studies, and children’s books related to child welfare issues, policies, programs, and practices. Send book proposals to our editor, Rachel Adams, at For all other editorial and publications questions, contact Rachel Adams, Editor, at
We offer many ways to reach child and family experts at their ultimate point of purchase. Consider advertising in our signature publications, Children’s Voice and Child Welfare, and/or sponsoring a special issue. We also make available our mailing lists to qualified vendors with a message for our leaders. Click the link for more information: Marketing Opportunities. Or contact