The 2016 CWLA National Conference is dedicated entirely to the critical topic of substance use and its affects on children, youth, and families involved with child welfare. Substance use has a significant impact on all child welfare practice areas. It is a major reason that children come into the child welfare system and have trouble returning home. The purpose of this conference is to create national awareness through shared knowledge and to promote multidisciplinary collaborative advances in best practices, research, and policy that lead to improving the outcomes and increased well-being for this population of children, youth, and families.
The framework for the conference is grounded in our National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare, which advocates for all children to grow up safely, in loving families and supportive communities, with everything they need to flourish—and with connections to their culture, ethnicity, race, language and sexual identity. This conference will feature evidence-informed and evidence-based programs and practices, emerging best practices, and multidisciplinary collaborative approaches.
Advancing Excellence in Practice and Policy: What Works for Families Affected by Substance Use will bring together a variety of service providers and professionals, including: public and private child welfare and substance abuse treatment providers; juvenile and family court judges and attorneys; law enforcement; prosecutors; probation officers; prevention specialists; maternal and child health agencies; physicians; nurses; researchers and evaluators; educators; tribal communities; community organizations serving youth; children and adult mental health providers; and advocates. The joining of this diverse group of providers, practitioners, researchers, and advocates is focused on advancing excellence in practice and policy by creating a national focus on what is working to improve the outcomes and well-being facing children, youth and families.
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Check out all the conference details using the links above or below. For general conference questions or assistance, please contact SubstanceUse@cwla.org.
Hot Off the Press
CWLA with the support of the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) just released the Child Welfare journal special issue: Families in Child Welfare Affected by Substance Use, Volumes I and II. Be among the first to purchase the two-part set, a must read for anyone interested in the most up-to-date research on programs and practices working for these families. Attend conference workshops by journal authors. Mix and mingle at a special meet & greet. Buy in bulk and share with colleagues. To purchase copies, shop Child Welfare Journal. Don’t wait! PRINT copies are limited and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.