We believe preventing child maltreatment is more than a family matter. Especially now.
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.
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).
With the new CBCAP funds being distributed through the American Recovery Plan Act, the Alliance collaborated with the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Prevent Child Abuse America, National Family Support Network and EndCAN on a document about how to use these funds to strengthen families and communities.
Click HERE to download a PDF of Making the Most of New Federal Investments in Child Abuse Prevention: Joint Guidance From National Partners. Learn more HERE, and download the Joint Guidance chart as a graphic or PowerPoint slide.
As an organization working to help every child and youth in the United States grow up in strong, stable, nurturing families within thriving and prosperous communities, we reaffirm our commitment to racial justice and to becoming an anti-racist organization.
See the Alliance’s commitment to act against systemic racism HERE.
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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
Our Areas of Focus
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.