Partnering with Parents to Ensure Supportive Communities Where Families and Children Thrive

In a major win for Native families, Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of ICWA

“The Indian Child Welfare Act’s focus on preserving family and community ties exemplifies the best practices of child welfare.

By keeping children close to their community and recognizing the importance of kinship connections, ICWA’s practices and policies ensure that children benefit from the support and cultural practices that are key to continuity in their lives.

I’m heartened by the Supreme Court decision, and we must recommit ourselves to upholding these principles that improve the well-being of children and families in Tribal Nations and across the United States.”

Teresa Rafael

Executive Director, Children’s Trust Fund Alliance

Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) members Shana King and Michael Huesca share their thoughts on the ICWA verdict yesterday and invite you to register for the CTF Alliance upcoming BPNN webinar, Sovereignty and Inclusion Part 2 on July 11.

Exploring what Supporting Families Looks Like: Moving Away from Mandated Reporting Towards Policy and Practice Change

Thursday, February 29th, 2024

2:00pm-3:30pm ET

Join us for the first Birth Parent National Network webinar of 2024. We will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary celebration of National Parent Leadership Month and revealing lots of tools and information you can use all year long. In addition, Casey Family Programs will be sharing some state and federal updates about the shift communities and states are making related to mandated reporting and supporting families in new and different ways. This webinar will be an opportunity for you to learn more, voice what you need for your work, and help guide a new issue brief on this important topic. Join us for this informative and interactive session as we continue to build a robust network of parents, organizations, and stakeholders working to help communities and families thrive. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Preventing child maltreatment is more than a family matter.

Children’s Trust Fund Alliance’s Areas of Focus

Children's Trust Fund Alliance: Building Healthy Communities

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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Childrens Trust Funds

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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Children's Trust Fund Alliance: Partnering with Parents

Partnering with Parents

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


Children's Trust Fund Alliance: Preventing Child Neglect

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 for Children

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.


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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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. Click HERE to access the video on YouTube.