CWLA is proud to collaborate and partner with a number of organizations as we work to promote children, youth, and their families and protect every child from harm.

In addition to the national partner organizations listed on this page, we are proud to work in partnership with our member organizations.  Member organizations provide knowledge, information, experience and relationships that enhance and bring credibility to our work.


Our member organizations are located in hundreds of communities and towns across the country.  They include public and private direct service organizations in almost every practice area related to vulnerable children and families; national, regional, state and local advocacy organizations; training and educational organizations, including major schools of social work and individuals.





The Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (AAICAMA) envisions that, through a nationwide network of cooperation between state ICAMA professionals, every child in an inter-jurisdictional adoption or title IV-E guardianship placement will have uninterrupted access to available medical services which support family permanency and stability.

AAICIAMA’s mission is to ensure continuous receipt of medical and other vital support services by children eligible for adoption and IV-E guardianship assistance when a child is placed or moves between states and to assist states to develop sound interstate practices and policies through training, technical assistance, legislative analysis, and educational resources.

ABA Center on Children and the Law

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American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law promotes access to justice for children and families. Our team of attorneys and core staff work on a diverse portfolio of national, regional and local projects in the children’s law field throughout the country. Center projects are unified by two complementary goals: improving legal representation and improving the legal systems that impact children and families.

American Institutes for Research

American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the world’s largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us.

Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity and non-partisanship. The intellectual diversity of our employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to challenges that span the human life course.

AIR’s mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.

CARF International

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.

CARF International strives to help organizations enhance the quality of their services in child welfare and behavioral health through internationally recognized standards. Quality is achieved through child- and family-driven services. This begins with standards that are developed with the voice of lived experience and structured for providers to involve the child and family in the design, implementation, delivery, and ongoing evaluation of services throughout the duration of care.

Accreditation matters! CARF International accreditation will add real value by helping your organization achieve positive outcomes for the children, youth, and families served.

Casey Family Programs

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Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Our mission is to provide and improve — and ultimately prevent the need for — foster care.

Casey Family Programs works in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live.

Child Welfare League of Canada

Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC) aspires for all children to thrive, to know that they are loved, and to have a sense of belonging. We want to see more children grow up with their family, their kin and their community, and be connected to their cultural heritage and language. We also want children who are placed in care to achieve better outcomes in health and well-being, education, housing, and employment. We envision a nation where everyone can reach their full potential.

​Established in 1994, CWLC is a national, membership-based charitable organization dedicated to promoting the safety and well-being of young people and their families, especially those who are vulnerable and marginalized. We advocate for and promote legislation, policy, research, programs, and services that address the underlying causes of precarity and trauma. We convene leaders, organizations, researchers, governments, and people with lived experience to learn and improve our practices.

YM Careers by Community Brands


YM Careers by Community Brands makes the complex processes of finding jobs and recruiting talent more efficient with technology that powers job websites and career centers, and technology that helps employers advertise jobs where they will attract the most qualified talent.

Council on Accreditation


Council on Accreditation (COA), founded in 1977, is an international, independent, nonprofit organization that accredits human and social service providers. We currently accredit (or are in the process of accrediting) over 1,600 organizations that serve more than 7 million individuals and families in the U.S. and Canada. COA is an approved accreditor of Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs) under the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA).

With the support of over 30 national and international organizations, a network of over 500 volunteers, a dedicated board, and highly skilled staff, the COA community is committed to championing quality by promoting best practice standards and advocating for accreditation.

Family Focused Treatment Association


Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA) was founded in 1988 to develop, promote and support treatment foster care. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the only national, nonprofit association representing treatment foster care programs across North America. We have 470 member agencies located in nearly every U.S. state and Canadian province. FFTA member agencies provide treatment foster care services to more than 50,000 children and youth each year.

Foster Care Alumni of America


Foster Care Alumni of America has a vision that all people in and from foster care are connected, empowered, and flourishing. Our mission is to ensure a high quality of life for those in and from foster care through the collective voice of alumni. We intend to erase the differences in opportunities and outcomes that exist for people in and from foster care compared to those who have not experienced foster care.

We believe that opportunities to improve outcomes for alumni of foster care continue beyond age 18 (typical emancipation age) or even age 25 (typically considered the upper end of transition age) and that a significant way to improve the quality of life for alumni is to provide opportunities for us to connect with each other, reducing isolation and increasing the likelihood of permanent family and community.

We also believe that alumni of foster care possess an expertise about foster care that is not available anywhere else. Alumni bring the perspective of having lived in foster care and being part of the foster care culture—the shared experience that comes from being in foster care. We believe this perspective and expertise, and our presence and voice, are essential for influencing public will, creating the best public policy, and continually improving foster care practice.



The mission of FosterParentCollege.com® (FPC) is to give foster, adoptive, and kinship parents the knowledge and tools they need to raise children who will thrive in today’s world. FPC provides innovative, research-based, interactive online courses for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents. Our self-paced training is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From the comfort of home, parents can enroll, complete a course, and receive a certificate of completion in a single session. The content is developed by nationally recognized experts in the fields of parenting, social work, pediatrics, psychology, psychiatry, and education. FPC courses are valued by foster care agencies and praised by caregivers.



GrantStation.com, Inc. is dedicated to creating a civil society by assisting the nonprofit sector in its quest to build healthy and effective communities. We offer nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process.

National Foster Parent Association


The National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) is a non-profit organization established in 1972 to address the concerns of several independent groups of foster parents and child welfare professionals to provide foster families with opportunities for advocacy, networking, and education.

NFPA’s vision is to embrace our mission and become a respected source of timely and quality education focused on the children in our care and to provide technical support to state parent organizations. Our vision is supported through the emphasis that family foster care is an integral component of the child welfare system; therefore our vision includes advocating for outcomes that ensure foster, kinship and adoptive families are recruited, assessed, trained, and supported with evidence-based or informed best practices and receive timely comprehensive resources so the children in their care are safe, nurtured, and have lasting relationships.

National Indian Child Welfare Association

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NICWA works to support the safety, health, and spiritual strength of American Indian and Alaska Native children along the broad continuum of their lives. We support tribes in building the capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect through positive systems change at the state, federal, and tribal levels. We are the most comprehensive source of information on American Indian and Alaska Native child welfare.

NICWA is a private, nonprofit, membership organization based in Portland, Oregon. Our members include tribes, individuals—both Native and non-Native—and private organizations from around the United States concerned with Native child and family issues. Together, our partners, board, and staff work to protect Native children and keep them connected to their family, community, and culture.

Our vision is that every Native child must have access to community-based, culturally appropriate services that help them grow up safe, healthy, and spiritually strong—free from abuse, neglect, sexual exploitation, and the damaging effects of substance abuse.

The Network for Social Work Management

Horiz wtag CMYK smallerThe Network for Social Work Management is an international organization focused on strengthening and advancing social work management within health and human services. The Network is a membership organization for social workers and human services professionals, working at all levels of management, across a broad and diverse range of organizations. We provide our members with a platform to communicate, collaborate and encourage one another to grow within their professional careers.

Open Minds


OPEN MINDS is an award-winning information source, executive education provider, and business solutions firm specializing in the sectors of the health and human service industry serving complex consumers. For thirty years, we’ve been pioneers for change—helping organizations implement the transformational business practices they need to be successful in an evolving market with new policies and regulations. Our mission is to continuously advance the quality of services delivered to individuals with chronic conditions and complex support needs.

Purchasing Point


PurchasingPoint® is an exclusive discount program for nonprofits that leverages group buying power to get access to significant savings from your everyday vendors.  Participation provides:  access to discounts based on $45 billion of annual purchasing power; average aggregate savings of 30% for the program; over 200 unique vendors; and great discounts as high as 50% with select vendors.



Relias is the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the health and human services market. They offer online training and e-learning resources specifically designed to meet the training needs of organizations in areas such as health and human services, senior care, public safety, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is their mission to help clients achieve the highest quality practice and accreditation standards with online learning and compliance programs. Relias offers unrivaled content, provides the ability for customers to create unique content, including live training, and allows for the demonstration of skill and performance, all in a singular, powerful learning management system.


Unemployment Services Trust (UST) has been providing unemployment and workforce solutions that help 501(c)(3) nonprofits reduce costs and strengthen their missions since 1983. As the largest unemployment trust in the nation, UST currently serves nearly 2,200 nonprofit members. Collectively, UST members save more than $35 million dollars in unemployment claims annually. The mission of UST is to provide nonprofits with workforce solutions that reduce costs and strengthen their missions.

Founded by nonprofits for nonprofits, UST works diligently to help participating nonprofits save significant time and money by providing them the tools they need to prepare for claims volatility, streamline unemployment procedures and ensure compliance with state regulation


ZERO TO THREE mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the family and community connections critical to their well-being and development. Healthy connections help build babies’ brains.

ZERO TO THREE created the Think Babies campaign to make the potential of every baby our national priority. When we Think Babies, we create stronger families, vibrant communities, and a prosperous country.