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