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Join Us: CWLA 2021 Virtual Hill Day

Following CWLA’s 2021 Virtual Conference this week, will be our Virtual Hill Day on Wednesday, May 12th, in which we are asking CWLA members and Conference registrants to go to Capitol Hill to virtually meet their members of Congress to educate them on key child welfare legislation.   The 2021 CWLA Legislative Agenda, which lays out

President Outlines His American Family Plan

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, President Joe Biden used his first speech to a joint session of Congress to outline his “American Family Plan.” The plan is designed to complement or combine with his infrastructure plan to redesign the U.S. economy over the coming years.     The key provisions as outlined by the White House include a

President to Address Congress on American Families Plan

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, President Biden will address a joint session of Congress. He is expected to tie much of that address not only to his recent proposal on infrastructure but also on a second-piece family plan. While not a state of the union address, the opening speech by a new President has become

CWLA backs Reintroduction of Child Care for Working Families Act

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03), Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, re-introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act. The legislation, which CWLA has endorsed, would create a comprehensive child care

House Ways and Means Hears Testimony from Mothers on Paid Leave and Child Care

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing entitled ‘In Their Own Words: Paid Leave, Child Care, And An Economy That Failed Women.’ The hearing showcased stories of struggles experienced by working moms before and during the pandemic.   House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) began

State of Babies Yearbook 2021 Baby Summit

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, Zero to Three held the State of Babies Summit to release the State of Babies Yearbook: 2021, which shows that even before the economic and social fallout of COVID-19, the babies of our nation did not have the supports needed to thrive. The pandemic has only further exacerbated disparities that affect

Thriving Children and Families: Prevention With Purpose

The Children’s Bureau hosted a webinar on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, to introduce the 2021/2022 Prevention Resource Guide. The guide shows how the most important thing we can do is support families in ways that build upon their strengths and enable them to care for their children safely before maltreatment is even a possibility. When

New Online Resource Allows for Deeper Analysis of State Child Protection Laws

Mathematica and Child Trends have unveiled a new database that allows a deeper understanding of each state’s child protection systems and laws. The State Child Abuse & Neglect Policies Database allows researchers, analysts, advocates, policymakers to broaden their understanding of how differences in state laws and policies might influence state variability in reported rates of child abuse

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