Child Welfare League of America

Rep. Shelley Berkley Offers Bill to Commemorate National Children's Memorial Flag Day
30 Apr 01 | -- The U.S. House of Representatives today voted unanimously to pass a bill offered by Rep. Shelley Berkley (NV-1) to raise awareness of violence against children. Berkley's bill encourages national, state, and local agencies, as well as private ...

Child Welfare League of America Commences Nationwide Recognition of National Children's Memorial Flag Day 2001
27 Apr 01 | -- The Child Welfare League of America is pleased to have brought together all 50 states and the District of Columbia in recognizing Children's Memorial Flag Day 2001. Promotion of the flag has also taken place throughout the month of April, ...

The Season For Children
19 Apr 01 | Child maltreatment is the reason more than 500,000 children are in foster care, living a life suspended in time. President Bush's FY 2002 budget does provide some new supports to stop child abuse and neglect and strengthen families.

Child Welfare League of America to Commence Nationwide Recognition of National Children's Memorial Flag Day 2001 On April 27
18 Apr 01 | -- The Child Welfare League of America is pleased to have brought together all 50 of the nation's states in recognizing Children's Memorial Flag Day 2001. Established in 1920, the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is the nation's oldest and ...

CWLA Says President's Budget for Abused Kids Encouraging But Doesn't Go Far Enough
10 Apr 01 | Bilchik further stated that child abuse and neglect is a huge social problem with nearly 3 million reports of child abuse and neglect annually, nearly 1,000 related child deaths, and almost 600,000 children placed in the protective custody of ...

Children's Memorial Flag Encourages National, Community Attention to Violence Against Children
27 Mar 01 | This year, CWLA is encouraging the flying of the flag on the fourth Friday in April (April 27)- National Children's Memorial Flag Day. The Child Welfare League of America is the nation's oldest and largest membership-based child welfare ...

Planned Budget Cuts in Children's Programs Undermine Pledge to Leave No Child Behind, According to CWLA
23 Mar 01 | These programs protect abused and neglected children, provide needed child care for working families, and help to ensure that no child will be left behind." The New York Times article of March 23, 2001, states that President Bush intends to ...

Child Welfare League of America Releases 2001 Legislative Agenda
26 Feb 01 | -- The Child Welfare League of America has released its 2001 Legislative Agenda, which focuses on expanding programs to combat child abuse and neglect and stop the victimization of children. The most recent data (1998) indicate that nearly three ...

Promise or Pablum? What a New Administration Means for America's Families
12 Feb 01 | - Our 1,150 public and private nonprofit agencies serve millions of the nation's most vulnerable children and families each year. - Nearly 12 million children still live in poverty, especially very young children and minority children.

Shay Bilchik to Chair Newly-Appointed State Advisory Board to the Department of Juvenile Justice
11 Jan 01 | January 11, 2001, Annapolis, MD -- Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend welcomed the newly appointed State Advisory Board to the Department of Juvenile Justice today. The Department of Juvenile Justice will greatly benefit from the vast ...

Child Welfare League of America and The Children's Village Release Results of First Long-Term Study on the Effect of Aftercare on Foster Care Youth
08 Nov 00 | November 8, 2000, Washington, DC -- The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and The Children's Village (CV) announce the results of a 15-year study that tracked 93 high-risk foster care youth who received long-term aftercare through CV's Work ...

Grandparents Raising Children included in the Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act
06 Nov 00 | November 6, 2000, Washington, DC -- The Senate unanimously recognized the importance of grandparents and older relatives raising children when they voted on October 26th to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA). New to the OAA is the National...

CWLA Applauds New Measure to Help Foster Teens with Housing
31 Oct 00 | October 31, 2000, Washington, DC -- The Child Welfare League of America hailed a measure passed today by both the House and Senate that will extend housing assistance to young adults ages 18-21 who have lived in foster care. The provision was ...

CWLA Responds to Release of Youth Crime/Adult Time, Is Justice Served?
31 Oct 00 | CWLA Responds to Release of Youth Crime/Adult Time, Is Justice Served? October 31, 2000, Washington, DC -- The Child Welfare League of America, in response to the new report Youth Crime/Adult Time, Is Justice Served?

The Kissing Hand on the New York Times List of Best-selling Children's Picture Books
21 Sep 00 | Susan Brite, Publisher, stated that this was the first children's book published by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), an association that is primarily a publisher of books for social service professionals. The book was responsible for ...

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