New Resources on Relationship Between Substance Use Disorders and Child Welfare

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD), in collaboration with the American Public Human Services Administration (APHSA), have released new resources aimed at improving collaboration between the alcohol and other drug (AOD) and child welfare systems. Research has shown that if left untreated, parental substance use disorders (SUD) can have a

Testimony Regarding the TANF Program

On April 12, 2023, CWLA submitted testimony for the record on the House Ways and Means Work and Welfare Subcommittee Hearing, “Welfare is Broken: Restoring Work Requirements to Lift Americans Out of Poverty.” The comments focused on the ways that TANF currently provides support to children and families and the program’s potential to address child

CWLA Endorses: Resolution to Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month

On April 19th, 2023, Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Congresswoman Ann Kuster (D-NH) introduced a resolution to recognize April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. “The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) thanks Representatives Joyce and Kuster for this resolution in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child abuse and neglect are serious problems,

Expanded SNAP Benefits: Webinar

The Institute for Research on Policy hosted a webinar on April 5, 2023 titled “Expanded SNAP Benefits During The COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned.” Speakers for the event included Dr. Cindy Leung, Professor of Public Health at Harvard University; Chloe Green, Senior Policy Associate with the American Public Health Services Association (APHSA); and Dr. Marianne Bitler,

The Impact of the Expanded CTC on Families Raising Children with Disabilities

The Catalyst Center at Boston University hosted a webinar on Tuesday, April 4th 2023, titled The Impact of the Expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) on Families Raising Children with Disabilities. The webinar highlighted the findings from a recent research project in collaboration with the Catalyst Center, the Social Policy Institute at Washington University of St.

Gun Violence Claims More Lives

Gun violence claimed more children's lives last week with the shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee. As we noted in our statement after the tragic shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, last year, “firearm violence is now the leading cause of deaths among children and adolescents. This matters, and unless every

President’s Budget Summary and Chart

CWLA released the Summary of the President's FY2024 Budget Proposal and the FY 2024 Federal Budget Chart. Each year, CWLA compiles this targeted summary and budget chart explaining the President's budget proposal, with a particular focus on spending and legislative requests that directly impact children and families. President Biden released his FY 2024 budget on

Department of Justice Budget Briefing

On March 13, 2023, the Department of Justice held the Fiscal Year 2024 President’s Budget Rollout Stakeholders Briefing. Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta delivered the opening remarks. Jolene Lauria, the Deputy Assistant Attorney General, summarized the budget allocated to the DOJ. The DOJ will have $5 billion to allocate towards state and local assistance and

President Biden’s 2024 Budget

On Thursday, March 9, 2023, President Biden released his budget. It was a partial release with more details to be released this week. CWLA will have a more complete review later this week. Overall, the Administration proposes increases in the human services areas of the budget and medical services while proposing a projected reduction in

“Care Can’t Wait” Day of Action on Child Care and Paid Leave

On February 28, 2023, the Care Can’t Wait Coalition hosted a Day of Action on Columbus Circle. The coalition advocates for the trifecta of aging and disability care, paid leave, and childcare and is promoting the Child Care for Working Families Act and the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. The Day of Action featured

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