CWLA hosts several conferences, in-person training sessions and webinars annually. These sessions focus on a broad range of topics, and give member agencies’ staff and boards, as well as others in the field, a chance to network with their peers and continue their professional development.

View our current offerings at Upcoming Events. For general questions about CWLA conferences, training and webinars, email


CEU credits are available for all CWLA conferences and training events.  See individual event announcements for number of credits available.


CWLA conferences offer a great opportunity to get visibility for your organization among volunteers and employees from hundreds of child welfare and other child and family serving organizations. Organizations that sponsor, advertise or exhibit at CWLA conferences recognize the benefit of working with a national organization that reaches every state and nearly every community. For additional information, please visit Marketing Opportunities or peruse specific event details for specialized offerings.


CWLA conferences include annual award presentations to recognize individuals, organizations, and corporations for their exceptional commitment to and extraordinary efforts in behalf of children and families who are vulnerable.  View our awards and past winners at CWLA Awards.



2013 National Conference
Making Children and Families a Priority: Raising the Bar
Washington, DC – April 14-17, 2013
Post Conference Information


Addressing Trauma Needs of Minors that are Unaccompanied Immigrants
January 22, 2015
Webinar Presentation

Strategies for Promoting the Use and Usefulness of Research in Child Welfare
December 11, 2014
Webinar Recording

Becoming a Behavioral Health Home: Lessons from the Child Welfare Field
December 3, 2014
Webinar Recording

Adoption and Trauma Communities Coming Together to Improve the Well-Being of Children Involved with Foster Care and Adoption
November 13, 2014
Webinar Recording

Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources
October 8, 2014
Webinar Recording

Kinship Care in the Military: When Families Serve Too
June 26, 2014
Webinar Recording

Trust and Safety: How to Manage a Kinship Relationship with Parents with Substance Use Disorders
May 22, 3:00 – 4:30 PM EDT
Webinar Recording

Assessing Foster and Adoptive (Resource) Parents as Team Members for Child Protection
May 13, 2014
Webinar Recording

Pediatric Organ Transplantation: Implications for Child Welfare
April 23, 2014
Webinar Recording