CWLA 100th Anniversary Champions for Children Award

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CWLA is pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations for our 100th Anniversary Champions for Children Awards. The awards program is designed to encourage excellence and innovation in serving children and families who are vulnerable and to acknowledge the various stakeholder groups that are committed to advancing excellence in child welfare.

As CWLA celebrates 100 years of leadership in creating and advancing standards of practice, advocacy, and information sharing to enhance the well-being of children and families, we look to recognize and acknowledge the exceptional commitment of individuals, organizations, and corporations who serve as champions for children and those who work on their behalf. 

We plan to honor 100 Champions for Children, past and present, for their contributions to promoting child well-being and advancing the field of child welfare. There are many champions working among us in a variety of roles, from direct service workers and administrators, resource parents and kinship caregivers, to youth, faith-based leaders, community members, elected officials, media outlets, authors, researchers, teachers, and so many more who all contribute to our shared goals of improving outcomes for children, youth, and families and helping them all to succeed and flourish.

We are especially interested in honoring youth and/or young professionals and organizations who embody the principles of the CWLA National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare, which has a critical focus on advancing child welfare services that are linked to and operate in partnership with families and communities.

As always, we need the active involvement of CWLA members and partners to identify the exceptional individuals and organizations that positively impact your work, deserve this national level recognition, and will serve as role models to others.

All nominees will be acknowledged in CWLA’s 100th Anniversary Social Media Campaign. Selected nominees will be invited to receive their award in person at our CWLA 2020 Conference: 100th Anniversary Year, scheduled to take place from March 25-29, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Award Nomination

Interested individuals should complete an online nomination form, which includes a brief statement addressing how the nominee exhibits the award’s overall vision and description, and, if applicable, embodies the principles and vision of the CWLA National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare.  Nominators may also submit additional materials, including articles, letters, videos, etc., to support the nomination. Nomination forms and supporting materials must be received by January 6, 2020.  Contact CWLA2020@cwla.org for assistance.