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Child Welfare

Child Welfare involves social work aimed at improving the lives of disadvantaged children.

Child Welfare Information Gateway


Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.

FREDLA: Child Welfare Resource 

The Family Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA) serves as the national representative and advocate for family-run organizations and their executive directors, and supports effective stewardship of family-run organizations. FREDLA informs its members on current and emerging policy issues, provides education on research and other program findings and best practices, provides or facilitates professional development opportunities and other consultation and technical assistance, collaborate with stakeholders and facilitates peer-to-peer sharing across member family-run organizations.

National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

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The National DEC helps break the cycle of abuse and neglect by empowering practitioners to identify and respond to children living in dangerous drug environments.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics


The people hurt most by drugs and alcohol don’t even use them; they are the CHILDREN of alcoholics and other drug dependent parents. The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) believes that none of these vulnerable children should grow up in isolation and without support. NACoA is the national nonprofit 501 (c) 3 membership and affiliate organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents.

National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion & Youth Violence Prevention


The National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention (National Resource Center) offers resources and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, and local communities to promote the overall well-being of children, youth, and their families. We believe that, with the right resources and support, all communities – regardless of their ZIP code – can promote positive outcomes for children, youth, and families.

10 Key Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

Child welfare professionals play a critical role in helping children and families thrive. The resources on this website — selected by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Child Welfare Strategy Group — are focused on helping the experts excel in this important work.