Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
April 9 – 13, 2019

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The CWLA 2019 National Conference, Advancing Excellence in Practice & Policy: Meeting the Challenge of the Family First Prevention Services Act, was held April 9 – 13 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. With the framework of the CWLA National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare, this conference highlighted successful strategies and practices organizations and communities are using that can be leveraged to meet the challenges and opportunities of the Family First Prevention Services Act and help ensure that children and families flourish.

Both the CWLA National Blueprint and Family First Act are calling for a multi-system, community-based approach to protecting children and supporting families. The conference featured evidence-informed/evidence-based programs and practices and their related policies and tools that will accomplish the goals of the Family First Act and lead to the successful implementation of the National Blueprint.

Session presentations focused on effective strategies and practices to: strengthen families; implement a comprehensive array of services; transform residential care/treatment services; engage in successful collaborations with other related systems; refocus resources to respond to changes in service delivery; develop data/evaluation for programs to be well-supported, supported, or promising; and advance policies/funding to effectively implement the Family First Act.

This exciting conference was a prime opportunity for folks to reconnect with their practice and policy colleagues from around the country and to interact with national-level representatives who are focused on improving outcomes for children, youth, and families. It was designed to encourage cross-system, cross-sector, and local to national communication about critical issues related to children and families.

The conference featured Advocacy Day activities; special learning opportunities for public sector staff members; exciting plenary keynote speakers; workshops, learning labs, and poster sessions; an extended learning opportunity in our post-conference Training Institute; and a special post-conference Global Session.

The uniqueness of the CWLA National Conference is that it provides an opportunity for people from every state; public and private providers from child welfare and other fields of service; corporations, advocates, educators, caregivers, and youth to come together and share learning based on our common vision of a better future for all children.


  • Experience exceptional learning
  • Hear outstanding speakers and presentations
  • Meet your Members of Congress
  • Make YOUR voice heard – Promote child welfare policy priorities
  • Network with colleagues and peers
  • Advance excellence in child and family services
  • Share ideas and wisdom on strengthening families
  • Learn about successful prevention and intervention programs
  • Visit attractions in our nation’s capital

We enjoyed seeing everyone in Washington, DC! Contact us at for assistance.

Thanks to our conference sponsors for their generous support!


Tuesday, April 9

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Special Session for CWLA Members

Wednesday, April 10

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Special Session

10:30 am – 12:15 pm
Opening Plenary Session

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Networking Lunch & Advocacy/Policy Briefing

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Workshops A

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Coffee Break

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Learning Labs B

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Learning Labs C

6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

Thursday, April 11

7:00 am – 5:30 pm

7:30 am – 8:45 am
Annual Meeting Breakfast

7:30 am – 8:45 am
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall – Poster Sessions

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Workshops D

10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Plenary Session – Advocacy

Thursday, April 11 (cont.)

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Box Lunch – Meet-up for Hill Visits – Poster Sessions

12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Capitol Hill Visits

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Public Sector-Focused Workshops E

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Public Sector-Focused Workshops F

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Call to Action

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall – Poster Sessions

Friday, April 12

7:00 am
Breakfast On Your Own

7:30 am – 4:00 pm

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Learning Labs G

9:15 am – 10:45 am
Plenary Session – Panel

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Workshops H

12:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Closing Lunch Plenary Session

2:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Training Institute and Special Sessions

Saturday, April 13

7:30 am
Breakfast On Your Own

8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Training Institute and Special Sessions (continued)

Plenary Sessions

Dan Porterfield


Wednesday, April 10, 10:30 am – 12:15 pm

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D., has served as President and CEO of The Aspen Institute since June 2018. He was selected by the Institute’s Board of Trustees because of his intellectual depth, commitment to inclusivity and diversity, and ability to lead a complex, mission-driven organization to create impact and make a difference in the world. His career embodies the ideals of values-based leadership upon which The Aspen Institute was founded.

Prior to leading The Aspen Institute, Dr. Porterfield served for seven years as the President of Franklin & Marshall College (F&M), a leading national liberal arts college founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1787. Under his leadership, F&M set records for applications, fundraising, and fellowships; developed cutting edge new centers for student wellness, career services, and faculty excellence; constructed a new athletics stadium; embarked upon the process of building a groundbreaking new visual arts center; and strengthened its academic excellence and competitiveness by tripling its percentage of incoming low-income students and more than doubling its percentage of domestic students of color.

Dr. Porterfield has been recognized as a visionary leader and advocate for expanding educational opportunity and improving the human condition by the KIPP Foundation, the “I Have A Dream” Foundation, the Posse Foundation, and the Kaplan Educational Foundation. He was named a White House Champion of Change in 2016.

Prior to his appointment at F&M, Dan served as Senior Vice President for Strategic Development and an English professor at his alma mater, Georgetown University, and for four years as a senior aide to then-U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala. He earned B.A. degrees from Georgetown and Oxford—where he was a Rhodes Scholar—and his Ph.D. from The City University of New York Graduate Center where he was awarded a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities


 Not Business as Usual: Child Welfare for Tomorrow’s Leader

Friday, April 12, 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

It is no secret that the child welfare workforce recruits and attracts young professionals who aspire to change the world! In 2017, young professionals surveyed by CWLA indicated that their long-term career aspiration in child welfare is leadership, and that they desire education and networking opportunities in order to develop new skills and have more responsibilities.

In this Plenary Session, panelists will share their personal decision to work in the child welfare field and their triumphs, failures, and lessons learned as they aspire to climb the leadership ladder. This session will address how panelists have arrived in their current positions, their career goals, and the barriers and successes they see in the workforce. Panelists will share their insight on current workforce development opportunities and what current leaders can do to recruit, retain, and energize young professional leaders in the 21st century.

With the challenges and opportunities of implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act, it is especially important to have the energy and commitment of young professionals in the child welfare workforce. This session will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about supporting and developing tomorrow’s leaders in child welfare and how we can leverage their critical support for successful implementation of services and programs.

Facilitator: Sarah Saint Laurent, Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH); and CWLA Board of Directors

Presenters: April Curtis, Elevate Young Professionals and Foster Care Alumni of America; Bacall Hincks, Children’s Service Society of Utah; Charity Brallier, Family Design Resources, Inc.; Frank Green, Richmond Department of Social Services; and Grace Hilliard-Koshinsky, New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioner and Directors

Representative Karen Bass


Thursday, April 11, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Congressmember Karen Bass is well known to the child welfare community for her leadership on our issues.  She is a founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth and has been the driving force behind the annual Capitol Hill “Shadow Day” that allows young people who are in or have been in foster care to shadow their member of Congress for a day.  The valuable experience means that these young people get a chance to learn about their government but more importantly members of Congress from both parties can learn about the life experiences of these young men and women.

Congressmember Karen Bass was re-elected to her fifth term representing California’s 37th Congressional District in November of 2018. Later that month, she was elected by her peers to serve as the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), which boasts a historic 55 members in the 116th Congress. Congressmember Bass also serves as Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations and as a member on the House Judiciary Committee.

Prior to serving in Congress, Congressmember Bass made history as the first-ever African American woman to serve as Speaker of any state assembly. In this powerful state legislative role, she helped California to recover from the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, for which she won the 2010 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

Congressmember Bass grew up in the Venice/Fairfax area of Los Angeles, which is the same area she represents today in Congress. She is a graduate of California State Dominguez Hills, the University of Southern California’s School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program, and the USC Masters Program in Social Work.


Friday, April 12, 12:45 pm – 2:30 pm

Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in consulting, counseling, and educational services for individuals and organizations. Dr. Pickens is currently Assistant Director of the Service Systems Program at the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), the coordinating site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).  In this role he is responsible for supporting diverse national, cross-disciplinary, and collaborative efforts to make child- and family- service systems more trauma-informed. His research focuses on trauma-informed and culturally responsive programming in numerous service sectors and optimizing service utilization among underserved communities.

Dr. Pickens is also founder of iOpening Enterprises, a mental health and wellness education company that specializes in health messaging through innovative media and interactive and evidence-informed workshops. In this capacity, Dr. Pickens has developed the Bridge Trauma-Informed Culturally-Responsive (TICR) Program, a multi-day professional development for educators that provides a practical toolkit for managing youth traumatic stress responses in the school setting.

Dr. Pickens is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader. In this capacity, he works collaboratively with cross-sector scholars and practitioners to promote a culture of health in America. Dr. Pickens has been awarded by the American Psychological Association Early Career Achievement Award and the Black Enterprise BE Modern Man award for his contributions to the field of psychology. Dr. Pickens aims to continue sharing psychological science with diverse audiences through his scholarly publications, writings for the general public, and practice in communities.

Isaiah Pickens

Lawrence Aber

Lawrence Aber, Ph.D., a member of the ad hoc committee convened under the National Academies Board on Children, Youth, and Families to conduct a consensus study of the impact of child poverty in the United States and how it can be reduced by half in ten years, will share key finding of the recently released study, A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty.

Dr. Aber is a Willner Family Professor of Psychology and Public Policy at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and University Professor, New York University, where he also serves as board chair of its Institute of Human Development and Social Change and co-director of the international research center “Global TIES for Children”. He is an internationally recognized expert in child development and social policy and has co-edited Neighborhood Poverty: Context and Consequences for Children (1997, Russell Sage Foundation), Assessing the Impact of September 11th 2001 on Children, Youth and Parents: Lessons for Applied Developmental Science (2004, Erlbaum) and Child Development and Social Policy: Knowledge for Action (2007, APA Publications).

Dr. Aber’s basic research examines the influence of poverty and violence, at the family and community levels, on the social, emotional, behavioral, cognitive and academic development of children and youth. Currently, he conducts research on the impact of poverty and HIV/AIDS on children’s development in South Africa (in collaboration with the Human Sciences Research Council), the impact of preschool teacher training quality and children’s learning and development in Ghana (in collaboration with Innovations for Poverty Action) and on school- and community-based interventions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Sierra Leone and Lebanon (in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee).

Dr. Aber was a member of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa, from 2001-2014, and served as Board Chair from 2008-2014. From 2003-2006, Dr. Aber chaired the Advisory Board, International Research Network on Children and Armed Conflict of the Social Science Research Council (in collaboration with the Special Representative to the Secretary General of the United Nations on Children and Armed Conflict and UNICEF). Dr. Aber earned his Ph.D. from Yale University and an A.B. from Harvard University.



Thursday, April 11

CWLA members and conference participants will have an opportunity to take the information and learning from the Wednesday Policy Luncheon, various workshop sessions, and Thursday morning Advocacy Plenary to go to Capitol Hill and meet their Senators and House Members. Thursday, April 11, from 12:30 pm–4:30 pm, will be our dedicated time for Capitol Hill visits. The conference hotel is only a short distance away from Capitol Hill offices—just a brief walk or quick ride to reach your Senators and Representatives—making it easy for you to share your constituent voices without missing important conference programming.

The most important thing you can do while you’re at the conference is promote child welfare priorities on Capitol Hill! 2019 will see the first opportunity for states to implement the Family First Prevention Services Act—and it will be the beginning of a new Congress. The new Congress will need to focus on the need for a new budget deal, what will happen next on health care, how to implement the Family First Act, extending the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), and dealing with expiring child welfare waivers. It will be more important than ever to make your voices heard.

CWLA staff will provide instructions and information so that you can set up meetings with your members of Congress and Senators before you come to Washington. Meeting with your members of Congress or their key staff is incredibly important—especially in times like these, with the opioid epidemic impacting children and families, 2019 being the first year of a new Congress, and continuing interactions with the Trump Administration. Even if you don’t meet with members of Congress themselves, their staff members are their closest advisors and can heavily influence decisions. Value every moment with them!

In 2017 and 2018, CWLA was in the fight: the Affordable Care Act, extending Home Visiting and CHIP, fighting Medicaid block grants and budget cuts, and much more! What will the challenges be in 2019? What will be your role?

Join us on Capitol Hill for Advocacy Day. Your voice is powerful when you share it in person!

Workshops, Learning Labs & Poster Sessions

The 2019 National Conference will provide a variety of learning options for conference attendees, including traditional 90-minute workshops, 60-minute learning labs, and poster presentations.

Special Sessions


What Will it Take to Make FFPSA Work for Your Agency? A Facilitated Dialogue

(For CWLA Members Only)

Tuesday, April 9, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CWLA members are invited to join us for What Will it Take to Make FFPSA Work for Your Agency? A Facilitated Dialogue. This special session will include presentations and discussions about the impact of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) of 2018. Current and future leadership of public and private agencies, including management, staff, and board members of CWLA member agencies who are decision makers playing a key role in the implementation of FFPSA, are encouraged to attend.

The FFPSA funds and emphasizes prevention of children coming into care and family-based services when children do enter care. It also creates a new national standard for residential treatment intervention called the Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP). Implementation of the Act will require agencies to provide increased support for children and families to prevent children from entering foster care through the provision of mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services, as well as in-home, skill-building services. The FFPSA makes some reforms to the federal child welfare financing streams, Title IV-E and Title IV-B of the Social Security Act, to allow flexibility to provide these evidence-based and evidence-informed prevention and intervention services when a child is deemed to be a candidate for foster care. However, finance reform alone is insufficient.

Organizations will need to shift and deliver their services to align with the goals of the FFPSA, and success will require that agencies work in collaboration with organizations in other sectors. Come prepared to listen to your peers who were early advocates for the FFPSA, as well as from some of those who are in the first group to implement FFPSA.  The session also will provide an opportunity for you to share your ideas about what’s needed to ensure that, with the type of system change required, we continue to provide a full array of services and supports to meet the needs of children and families.

This special session was organized by Donna C. Pressma, LCSW, President and CEO, The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey and Jeremy C. Kohomban, PhD, President and CEO, The Children’s Village. It will include presentations from each of them as well as from Carl E. Ayers, Director, Division of Family Services, Virginia Department of Social Services and CWLA Board Member; John Sciamanna, Vice President, Public Policy, CWLA; and Julie Collins, MSW, LCSW, Vice President, Practice Excellence, CWLA.

Registration is required.  CWLA members should register now for the Full Conference to participate in this special session.

Facilitated Conversation on the Ethical Challenges Impacting the Child Welfare Workforce

Wednesday, April 10, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

You are invited to join this facilitated conversation on the ethical challenges facing the child welfare workforce and their impact on personal, professional, and organizational dimensions. This session is set up to provide a safe and structured forum for interdisciplinary professionals to talk. During this conversation, a particular emphasis will be placed on the challenges of professional responsibility and professional ethics in a highly complicated, ever-evolving sociocultural and political environment. The practical components of the session will become platforms to host similar conversations—focusing on local issues—within the participant’s agency and unique community context.

The facilitated conversation seeks to foster mutual learning, enduring support, and team cohesion “in the here and now.” A systemic framework of collaboration, resilience, and wellness will be applied to counter escalating burnout, frustration, stress, anxiety, and anger that impact our clients, colleagues, and communities on a daily and very personal basis. Underlying the facilitated conversation is the belief that as helping organizations and professional staff enhance their capacity to rebound from immediate crisis and weather persistent stress, they also gain vital resources to deal more effectively with future challenges. Thus, in building organizational resilience among professionals, every learning moment is a preventive measure.

This session is designed for a smaller group, so please sign up early! Also, please note that the session is a companion to the Training Institute session Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress and Worker Wellness through Group Facilitation, taking place on Friday, April 12 from 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Be sure to register for the Training Institutes (with a “Premium” Full Conference Registration) and plan to participate in both.

Session Facilitator: Michael J. Schultz, Ed.D.

Strengthening Families: Moving to a Global Perspective

Friday, April 12, 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Saturday, April 13, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

As part of our new global focus, CWLA is pleased to present the special session, Strengthening Families: Moving to a Global Perspective. The special session will feature three roundtable discussions to explore the transition to more inclusive, family-centered models and service designs that are aligned with the CWLA National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare and the goals of the Family First Prevention Services Act. The roundtables will be held immediately following the CWLA 2019 National Conference on the afternoon of Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13. The special session is an important opportunity for child welfare researchers, practitioners, and advocates from the U.S. and around the world to share (1) key findings from their work in communities globally that can help support the transition to a more inclusive, family-centered system; and (2) their perspectives on the value of working globally. Join us to hear presentations about the work being done in over ten countries, as diverse as Scotland, Russia, South Africa and Iraq, to strengthen families and support transitions from institutions to families.

The roundtables will be preceded by a plenary session featuring guest speakers, including Peter J. Pecora, MSW, PhD, Managing Director, Research Services, Casey Family Programs and Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington.  The plenary speakers will lay the ground work for the roundtable discussions.

This special session is part of an ongoing movement to transition to family-strengthening and supportive child protection interventions and will be followed by a Global Conference on Child Protection in connection with the CWLA National Conference in 2020.  One important objective of this special session is to inspire a more global perspective in child protection and child welfare policies and programs in the United States.

Registration is required.  Register now for either the “Premium” Full Conference or Training Institute Only to participate in this special session.

Effective Policies and Practices for Improving Outcomes of Children and Youth Who are LGBTQ:
Exploring Findings from the 2018
Child Welfare Special Issue 

Saturday, April 13, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This special session will provide the opportunity for participants to hear from national experts and researchers, and engage in discussion about the cutting-edge issues explored in the 2018 two-volume special issue of CWLA’s Child Welfare journal, “Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity/Expression, and Child Welfare.” Guest Editors for the special issue are Jeffrey M. Poirier, PhD, of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Jama Shelton, PhD, Hunter College, and the two volumes include articles by seasoned and emerging scholars in this field. Topics covered include data and evaluation, tools and system improvement, homelessness, and the intersection of sexual and gender identity with race and ethnic identity. The research in the special issue adds to the body of knowledge needed to develop the policies, practices, and programs for children and youth who are LGBTQ and affected by the child welfare system or who are experiencing other challenges. Key presenters include the guest editors, several authors featured in the special issue, and pioneer in the field Gerald P. Mallon, Child Welfare senior editor, who was one of the first researchers to focus on this population. This session will include presentations and an interactive conversation—all designed for attendees to better understand and discuss child welfare policy and practice issues. Child welfare administrators as well as policy-makers, front-line practitioners, researchers, and others who are working to improve outcomes for young people who are LGBTQ are encouraged to attend. Participants are also encouraged to read the special issue in advance of the convening. The two-volume set is available for purchase online in both print and digital format at Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity/Expression, and Child Welfare. CWLA members can access the special issue in digital format on the Members Only website.

This special session is being facilitated through a joint partnership between the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Westat. Through the generous support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Register now for either the “Premium” Full Conference or Training Institute Only to participate in this special session.

Training Institute


 Friday, April 12 – 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Saturday, April 13 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The two-day Training Institute offers an extended learning opportunity for conference attendees. Select the “Premium” Full Conference Registration to participate in an additional day and a half of exceptional educational offerings. Training Institute Only registration is also available.

National Awards


CWLA is accepting nominations for the Anna Quindlen Award for Excellence in Journalism on Behalf of Children and Families. This national award honors journalists in both print and broadcast media who have provided constructive, informative reporting that advances awareness, understanding, and action to meet the needs of children and families who are vulnerable. Submissions should include articles, editorials, columns, videos, etc., in support of the nomination. Links to online articles and videos are acceptable.

The Anna Quindlen Award for Excellence in Journalism on Behalf of Children and Families will be presented at the CWLA 2019 National Conference. Selected nominees will be invited to attend the conference, to be held from April 9 – 13, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The CWLA national awards program is designed to encourage excellence and innovation in serving children and families who are vulnerable and to acknowledge the various stakeholder groups that are committed to advancing excellence in child welfare.

Interested individuals should submit a completed nomination form and statement addressing how the nominee exhibits the award’s overall vision and description. The nomination form, statement, and supporting material must be received by February 8, 2019. Electronic submissions are required. Email nominations to CWLA Member Services at

Hotel & Travel

Conference Location and Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-1234
Conference Room Rate:  $285

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel. You can reserve by phone at 1-888-421-1442 (reference group code:  G-CWL9) or online at Hyatt Reservations. Room availability and special rates are guaranteed only until March 19, 2019, or until the space is filled.

Please note: The Hyatt is hosting a large group early in the week and has limited availability for the nights of Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9.

Reserve your room nights for Wednesday, April 10 to Saturday, April 13 under our conference group room block for $285/night as soon as possible.  Our space is almost sold out!  Visit Hyatt Reservations Now.

Additional Tuesday night rooms may be added to our group block but they will at a higher rate ($399+).  Please visit Hyatt Reservations again shortly to check availability.  Alternately, these nearby hotels may have availability for Monday and/or Tuesday night.

Phoenix Park Hotel

Washington Court Hotel

The Liaison Hotel

Hotel George


The closest airport to the conference is Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). A map of the area, driving directions, and ground transportation options are available at Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill.


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  • Acknowledgement from the podium during a General Session
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