CWLA NATIONAL FAITH-BASED ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Vulnerable children and families have always looked to community faith organizations during crisis. We are aware that churches, mosques, synagogues and other faith entities comprise the natural support networks that help to create the fabric of any community. CWLA’s National Faith-Based Advisory Committee will work with us to intentionally engage faith communities in the work of child and family advocacy. The Advisory Committee also will assist us in identifying and/or developing resources to assure a faith perspective in CWLA conferences, trainings, and materials. Additionally, we are hopeful that the Advisory Committee will give input for conducting research on effective models for engaging faith communities in child welfare services.

CWLA NATIONAL LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ON ENGAGING AND INVOLVING FATHERS IN ADVANCING CHILD WELL-BEING

The CWLA National Leadership Council on Engaging and Involving Fathers in Advancing Child Well-Being will provide advice and support to us as we advance the National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare and its commitment to engaging fathers in advancing the well-being of their children. The Council will work with us to develop possible policy, practice, training materials, and publications on issues related to engaging and involving fathers.

CWLA NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON EQUITY

The CWLA National Committee on Equity will provide guidance and advice on efforts to advance a more equitable, just child welfare system. A guiding principle of the Committee’s work will be to leverage the ideas and aspirations of youth and families and the expertise in the child welfare field to support existing and new programs and projects. The Committee will review CWLA’s National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare to ensure that it more intentionally advances equity. The committee also will participate in a variety of listening sessions with families, youth in care, and key individuals from member organizations to learn about and support the work happening in our communities.