Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
In 2013 CRY America, Inc. generously awarded the Child Welfare League of America $20,000 to support its work to advance the U.S. ratification of and ongoing implementation of the principles and policies outlined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
As that nation's leading child welfare organization, CWLA has ability to advance best practices among its members and the field, and to build public will to ensure that all children grow up safely, in loving families and supportive communities with everything they need to flourish and with connections to their culture, ethnicity, race and language. As a leadership organization with members that include public and non-profit child serving agencies, universities, child advocacy organizations, and others who work to promote the well being of children and their families, CWLA is well positioned to promote changes in public policy, and to promote practice excellence.
Through their programs, publications, research, conferences, professional development, and consultation, CWLA speaks with authority and candor about the status and needs of American children, young people, and families.
As the nationally recognized standard-setter for child welfare services, CWLA provides direct support to agencies that serve children and families, improving the quality of the services they provide to more than nine million children every year. CWLA works with professionals across the country to make sure they have the best knowledge and skills to serve troubled children and families and also helps them to advocate for responsive policies. They also work to educate the American public about the needs of abused and neglected children and provide information on healthy child and family development. They develop standards for service in areas like child protection, foster care, adoption, and through this process promote quality services for children and families.
CWLA is committed to the goal of accessible, affordable, and comprehensive health coverage for all children and families. Children who come into contact with the child welfare system receiving placement and in-home services typically demonstrate more intensive health needs that warrant attention in this debate. These children have a higher rate of physical and mental health issues, stemming either from abuse and/or neglect or from preexisting health conditions and unmet long-term service needs.
2013 Project Goals and Accomplishments:
Goal I: Advance U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child through education, policy advocacy, and media outreach.
Goal II: Support the capacity of families, communities and other stakeholder to care for children and families who are vulnerable.
To learn more about CWLA, please visit: http://www.cwla.org/
Grant Amount: $20,000
America are tax-deductible. CRY America, PO. Box 850948, Braintree, MA 02185-0948. Tel. 339-235-0792 and 617-959-1273.