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Senate Returns Along With Debate on Next COVID-19 Package

The Senate will formally return to Washington this week after the Memorial Day break, joining their House of Representatives counterparts. The House returned last week under rules that allow members to vote under a new proxy voting process. The House passed their HEROES ACT (HR 6800) before the Memorial Day break. Senate Majority Leader Mitch

The CDC Guidance On Reopening

According to an Associated Press (AP) report, the CDC guidance that had a scheduled release on Friday, May 1, 2020, has been blocked by the Administration. According to a Thursday AP report: “The Trump administration shelved a document created by the nation’s top disease investigators with step-by-step advice to local authorities on how and when

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

Administration Budget Falls Short in Addressing Child Care Crisis

When the Administration released its FY 2021 budget on Monday, February 10, 2020, they proposed level funding in child care and early childhood education funding, failing to provide adequate funding for child care. CWLA has joined a coalition of advocates, headed up by the National Women’s Law Center, in asking Congress to continue recent increases.

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

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

Teamwork: FosterCare.team Software Uses a Tech Approach to Assist Foster Families

Published in Children’s Voice, Volume 28, Number 1 by Emily Shenk Flory When Jason and Nikki Bays became foster parents in 2014, they knew the experience would be challenging. What they didn’t expect was the mass of notes, emails, and paperwork they would accumulate while trying to document the experiences of four children over several years.

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