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Rachel Adams is the managing editor of CWLA's Child Welfare journal and the editor for Children's Voice magazine, CWLA textbooks, children's books, and curricula. She updates the Children's Voice page.

Children’s Voice Magazine: Call for Special Issue Articles

Children’s Voice Magazine: Call for Special Issue Articles  CWLA, Universities, and Community Collaborations:  Past, Present, Future Co-Editors: Dana Burdnell Wilson, PhD, and Eileen Mayers Pasztor, DSW Children’s Voice, CWLA’s seasonal magazine for members and the public, publishes a diverse range of views on a wide array of topics. Since 1991, Children’s Voice has sought to encourage

New from Child Welfare Journal: Teens & Young Adults

CWLA is pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of Child Welfare journal, “Twenty Years after the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (‘Chafee’): What We Know Now About Meeting the Needs of Teens and Young Adults.” Teens and young adults account for about 25% of the general population, but make up more than 34%

Therapeutic Court: A Different Approach to Dependency Cases

Published in Children’s Voice, Volume 28, Number 2 By Daniel Lieberman and Mary Quinlan The judge takes the bench, gazing down at the victim. The lawyers are all sitting in their proper positions, readying themselves for the next argument. A deputy bailiff, wearing a bulletproof vest and with a firearm strapped to his belt, stands guard,

Parenting Practice or Policy & Procedure Mandate?

Parenting Practice or Policy & Procedure Mandate? Understanding the Impact of Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care on Birth and Previously Adopted Children in Foster, Adoptive, & Kinship Families Published in Children’s Voice, Volume 28, Number 2 By Eshele Williams, PsyD, LMFT In social services, we are making a valiant effort to shift to a

Adopting through Foster Care, Building a Family: Inside The F Word Series

Published in Children’s Voice, Volume 28, Number 2 by Jennifer Michael Entering the child welfare system as a potential foster and adoptive parent is like entering the world’s largest Department of Motor Vehicles—the forms are endless, the lines are long, and you never know when your number will be called—according to the opening scene of The

Complex Loss in a Complex System: Ambiguous Loss in Child Welfare

Published in Children’s Voice, Volume 28, Number 2 by Stacie Tao and Julie Collins CWLA’s Standards of Excellence: Raising the Bar for Children, Families, and Communities (CWLA National Blueprint) details numerous standards that aim to address best practices and policies for all children. The National Blueprint highlights the need for trauma-informed engagement and approaches, mental health

Supportive Housing Can Help Reach Families Falling Through the Cracks

Published in Children’s Voice, Volume 28, Number 2 by Mary Cunningham and Michael Pergamit Sabrina was stuck in a generational cycle that she was desperate to escape. Like many parents involved in the child welfare system, she had spent time in foster care as a child. After growing up and becoming a young mother

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020: CWLA’s Social Media Day of Action

Join us on Tuesday, February 25th, for our next CWLA Social Media Day of Action!   Tuesday, February 25th marks one month from the beginning of CWLA’s 2020 National Conference: 100th Anniversary Year. As we approach this centennial milestone, you can help us spread the word via your social media pages! It’s easy — and fun — to participate. Here are a few

New from Child Welfare Journal: Volume 97, Number 4

CWLA is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 97, Number 4 of Child Welfare journal. As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2020, we’re proud of Child Welfare’s longevity and standard-setting identity as the country’s oldest child welfare-based academic publication. Volume 97, Number 4 features articles on young adult adoptees, links between poverty and child maltreatment, training strategies and certification outcomes,

New from Child Welfare Journal: Volume 97, Number 3

CWLA is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Child Welfare journal, which since 1921 has linked the latest findings in child welfare and related research with the best practice, policy, and program development into one innovative resource equally indispensable to child welfare and associated professionals. This issue features articles on youth who

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