Overview

The CWLA 2023 National Conference, Stronger Together: Uniting to Advance Change, will be held April 26-28, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Using CWLA’s guiding principles, this conference will highlight successful strategies for bridging the divide between public and private sectors of child welfare and related systems and the families and communities they serve. For three days, child- and family-serving professionals, families, and community representatives will gather to explore effective ways of deepening their relationships and engaging in more effective collaboration. By harnessing our collective wisdom, we can develop and implement innovative and sustainable solutions that achieve child and family well-being.

True collaboration allows space for everyone’s voice to be heard. CWLA will feature workshops from community partners who focus on child and family well-being through childcare, Head Start, housing and other services, as well as from frontline staff and youth and parents with lived expertise. Workshops will focus on effective strategies and practices that strengthen families; cross-system partnerships; innovative approaches to service delivery; bolstering the child welfare workforce; strategies for supporting families impacted by mental health, and more.  

As always, the conference will be an opportunity to engage with your practice and policy colleagues from around the country, with events designed to encourage connection across systems, sectors, and state lines.

Details on sponsorship, hotel rates, training opportunities and more – coming soon!

Contact CWLA2023@cwla.org for assistance.