CEO Blog: Child Welfare

Alliance and Sen. Wyden Urge Senate to Take Action

The members of the 114th Congress have left Washington D.C. for their home states for summer recess. But before their departure, there was a tremendous effort in the Senate to pass the bi-partisan, bi-cameral Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016 (HR 5456). It was passed by the House of Representatives in June. But unfortunately, the bill will wait in the queue until the Senate reconvenes Sept. 6. … more

Alliance and APHSA Join to Encourage U.S. Senate to Pass Historic Bill

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is encouraging its entire member network to advocate for passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act.

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Strengthen Child Welfare Financing with Provider Input

Keeping Kids in Families is a public-private partnership guided by three national organizationsthe American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, and the National Organization for State Associations for Children (NOSAC) that raises the collective voice of advocates nationwide who are urging Congress to act now to strengthen our child welfare system. Below is an update on Keeping Kids in Families from the three partners—known as the Triad. … more

Reflections on National Commission Work During Child Abuse Prevention Month

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, I am sharing my thoughts on the release of the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities' final report. Just like Child Abuse Prevention Month, the report offers recommendations and hope for a system based on prevention.

I would not have been appointed to the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities by then Speaker of the House John Boehner without the efforts of so many members of our network who supported my nomination. I am very grateful. … more

Tribute to Neighbor To Family Founder and CEO Gordon Johnson

For all of us, from time to time we meet people who end up having a significant influence on our lives. … more

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