Be resilient. Be responsible. Stay safe.

Children’s Trust Fund Alliance is committed to helping all families and communities stay strong during this public health crisis.

We believe preventing child maltreatment is more than a family matter. Especially now.

ANPPC Co-Chair Writes Op-Ed Published in Newsweek

LaCrisha Rose, Co-Chair of the Alliance National Parent Partnership Council, penned an op-ed to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.VA) which was published Oct. 14 in Newsweek. LaCrisha, who is the mother of two, is also the State Coordinator for the West Virginia Circle of Parents. She was part of a group of parents and small business owners that had met with Senator Manchin to discuss West Virginians’ need for paid leave, child care, extending the child tax credit, and other supports for families. In her op-ed, LaCrisha’s shares her family story and that all families need help sometimes.

Read or listen to LaCrisha’s op-ed HERE. Visit our PUBLIC POLICY page to learn more.

October 28 BPNN Webinar

Three fathers who are active members of the Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) will share their fatherhood journeys. They will talk about how they became advocates and have shared their lived experiences to inspire other dads in rebuilding their lives and strengthening their connections with their children and families.

Join us on Thursday, October 28 for this father-focused, 90-minute webinar that starts at 10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT and 1pm ET.

Learn more on the BPNN page and register in advance HERE.

Parents Repond to Federal Survey

The Alliance collected more than 70 responses from parents to a Request for Information (RFI) on Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Government. The RFI was issued by the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President.

The Alliance reached out to its parent networks – Alliance National Parent Partnership Council, Birth Parent National Network, the Birth and Foster Parent Partnership and the Birth Parent Advisory Committee. The parents responses were compiled in What Parents Say About…Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities. The publication joins the Alliance’s popular What Parents Say About… series that includes perspectives from parents with life experiences in using services to strengthen their families.

Visit the BPNN page for more information. Download the new publication HERE.

Alliance Resiliency Project Supports Families

In response to the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alliance partnered with Casey Family Programs to develop the Alliance Resiliency Project – a trusted and supportive resource to almost 400 parents who are members of the Birth Parent National Network (BPNN), the Birth Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) and the Birth and Foster Parent Partnership (BFPP).

Visit the PARENT VOICE page to learn more about the project and read the report. For more information about how the Alliance responded to family needs during the pandemic, go to the PUBLIC POLICY page.

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Help Us Make the Case for Continued Support

The pandemic is creating health and economic hardships for businesses, communities and families. At a time when there is such critical need at every turn, we need to make the case for additional support for children and families dealing with the challenges of COVID-19. Collecting and sharing the stories of families during the pandemic is one way to put a face on these real and everyday challenges to help systems leaders and policymakers prioritize the needs of families.

We have created a short questionnaire to give families a way to share your stories with the media. The questionnaire is simple and submission will be followed up by a contact from the Alliance. Stories are powerful – so if you have a story to share or know of a family that you work with that might be willing to share their story, please complete the questionnaire HERE or share this link with others: https://tinyurl.com/y6cel9g2

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The Alliance works to strengthen prevention in systems and organizations that impact families so that children grow up nurtured, healthy and free from harm.

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The Alliance and Children’s Trust Funds across the country lead the way in developing effective implementation strategies, training and resources for a protective factors approach in working with families.

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Video Overview of Alliance Website

Hear Teresa Rafael, Executive Director of  Children’s Trust Fund Alliance, discuss some of the great resources and materials available on our website. Teresa shares information about our state children trust fund members, our work with parents, our protective factors training and our preventing child neglect resources. Listen to the 2-minute video and enjoy exploring our website.