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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.

Commitment to Act Against Systemic Racism

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.

Responding to Family Needs During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is placing tremendous stress on families and children and their communities. Families are doing their best to manage their own fear and stress and to reduce the trauma being experienced by their children – but they need help.

Read what the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance has learned from visiting with parents and state children’s trust funds HERE.

Resources for These Challenging Times

During these stressful times, the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance is working tirelessly to provide information, support and opportunities for action to strengthen and promote the well-being of children, families and communities.

Visit the Parent Voice Page for tools created by our parent partners.

Join the Alliance Action Alert List

To get Alliance news, updates and action alerts delivered to your inbox, sign up HERE.

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

Building Healthy Communities

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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Children's Trust Funds

The Children’s Trust Fund Alliance is the national membership organization for state Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds.

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Partnering with Parents

The Alliance models parent partnerships and provides support to other mission–related organizations in developing and strengthening parent partnerships.

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Preventing Child Neglect

With the support of tools, training and other resources, the Alliance’s research provides a solid foundation for discussing how to prevent child neglect in the 21st century.

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Protective Factors

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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Public Policy

The Alliance and state Children’s Trust Funds promote the well-being of children by engaging the general public and influencing national systems and organizations that impact children, families and communities.

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The Moment Is Now

The August/September issue of the Children’s Bureau Express is a call to action across public, private, philanthropic and faith-based sectors to chart a different course to strengthen families through primary prevention and to create a more just and equitable system focused on child and family well-being. Access “The Moment Is Now” special edition HERE.

The Children’s Trust Fund Alliance has two articles in this special edition:

  1. A Better Tomorrow for Families and Communities by Teresa Rafael, Executive Director, focuses on working together to implement a collective vision to help every family in this country be as strong as possible and work with our communities to provide safe, stable and nurturing homes for families.
  2. Prioritizing Family Well-Being and Strong Communities by the Alliance’s Birth Parent National Network (BPNN), with support from Meryl Levine, Alliance Senior Associate. The BPNN members share their perspectives as parents on 1) what changes need to occur to create a strong community-based family strengthening approach; 2) why we need to make this change; and 3) how this approach will help children and families.

Both of the Alliance’s articles reference and promote the Birth and Foster Parent Partnership (BFPP) new relationships building tools.

This Children’s Bureau Express edition is a valuable resource with articles from many leaders in the prevention field. Please take time to read a message from Dr. Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau, and David Kelly, special assistant to the Associate Commissioner, that challenges systems that care for families to embark on a mission to focus resources on child and family well-being that will enable families of all backgrounds, incomes, races and creeds to achieve their full potential.