Sunday, February 24, 2008

Kinship Caregivers take Note of Correction

Tita gave the wrong blog address for Child Welfare League of American excellent talk radio blog: is the correct address. Usually on Wednesday, this week the show will broadcast on Tuesday to encourage Congress to endorse a National Conference on Children and Youth. It is time for such a conference. Research is flowing in on the state of our nation's vulnerable children. This is a great new technology way to express our concerns. Remember:

Tuesday February 26, 2:00-2:30 PM ET Heading for the Hill: Calling on Congress to Endorse a National Conference on Children and Youth Visit Number: (347) 326-9411

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Child Welfare League Notes

One of the valuable resources to anyone working on behalf of vulnerable children is the Child Welfare League of America Two items kinship folks may want to check on:

  • the miracle of blogging has gone to new heights -blogradio - CWLA has a blog "talk" radio on Wednesday's (you can check it anytime) on issues of the day related to children. The show is new in technology, some small glitches have to be worked out. And there is advertising, our free enterprise way of supporting some amazing experiences. To hear and be a part of the CWLA blogradio go to:
  • the second piece of news from CWLA is an announcement from the U.S. Children's Bureau for grants to be awarded to tribes, tribal organizations, and migrant programs for child abuse prevention in fiscal year 2008. Applicants are encouraged to implement evidence-based and -informed programs and practices. The funds must also be used to support an evaluation of the programs and services funded by the grant. Three grants are expected to be funded for $138,963 per grantee for FY 2008.
Our book, A Kinship Guide to Rescuing Children, addresses tribal issues and kinship care in several places throughout the book. For more information on children and tribal issues go to: the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) .

And finally a brief update about the book: IT'S DONE!! copies will be available by March 1. For more information you can contact me here with a comment or e-mail at

Best to you all,