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The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) endorses the “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act.”

On Monday, July 7 the Child Welfare League of America formally endorsed the “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act.” The legislation extends the Adoption Incentives Fund for three years, provides a current-year extension to the Family Connections Grants, strengthens provisions that direct states to re-invest state savings from the expansion of federal funding for

House Subcommittee Looks At Child Abuse Issues On Spirit Lake Reservation

Just before Congress broke for the July 4 holiday, the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs of the Natural Resources Committee exercised its jurisdictional authority to conduct a hearing on recent child welfare and child abuse problems on the Spirit Lake reservation. Spirit Lake is an Indian reservation of approximately 6,600 residents lying

Days of Congressional Action Before November Dwindles

With Congress returning after the July 4th holiday break, the number of days left to legislate is dwindling to less than 30 actual days. The House is scheduled to be in session for 28 more days before the November election while the Senate (being less specific) is likely to be in for a similar number

House-Senate Committees OK Adoption-Family Connection-Youth Bill

On Thursday, June 26, the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee announced an agreement on legislation to reauthorize the adoption incentives fund, the Family Connections grants, and to provide changes in state requirements regarding youth in foster care. This includes new requirements to screen child victims of sex trafficking. The legislation,

Position Statement on Parenting of Children by Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults

CWLA's Position on Same-Sex Parenting The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) affirms that lesbian, gay, and bisexual parents are as well suited to raise children as their heterosexual counterparts. Issue Since 1920, CWLA and its member agencies have worked to ensure that abused, neglected, and other vulnerable children are protected from harm.

What Does a Medicaid Block Grant Mean for Children in Child Welfare

Background Under federal statute children receiving Title IV-E adoption assistance or foster care are categorically eligible for Medicaid. States have the option to extend Medicaid benefits to non-IV-E eligible children in foster care, which all states do. Therefore the general notion is that most children in the child welfare system are Medicaid recipients. Federal law

CWLA Testimony Submitted to the Hearing on the Administration for Children and Families Department of Health and Human Services to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education & Related Agencies

March 23, 2007 The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), representing public and private nonprofit, child-serving member agencies across the country, is pleased to submit testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education this morning. As you consider the FY 2008 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education appropriations bill

CWLA Testimony Submitted to the Hearing on Challenges Facing the Child Welfare System to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support

May 15, 2007 The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), representing public and private nonprofit, child-serving member agencies across the country, is pleased to submit testimony to the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support. CWLA commends the Subcommittee and its members for taking up the issue of child welfare. We feel that

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