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List of Organisations

Be Strong Families, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Families Canada, Seattle Human Services, & National Family Support Network,

The biennial Together for Families Conference is a unique event that connects various stakeholders from across the U.S. and Canada in the Family Support and Strengthening Field to focus on quality practice. The conference will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA from 13-16 October 2020.  


This international conference, hosted by the International Foster Care Organization (IFCO), will profile initiatives that help children and youth in care thrive by promoting the creation of significant relationships, a sense of belonging to their family, their community, and their culture.

Christian Alliance for Orphans,

The 2020 OVC Applied Research + Best Practice Symposium will unite top academic OVC researchers and faith-based NGOs serving vulnerable children around the globe.

Christian Alliance for Orphans,

The purpose of this event is to give leaders the opportunity to be part of transitioning an organization from residential care to family care, via interaction around a fictional case study.

Human Rights Campaign,

This webinar features a panel of LGBTQ foster care alumni dedicated to creating change in the child welfare system.


Sharing Ideas that Strengthen Families and Engage Communities to Promote Child Well-Being will bring together policy, research, and practice professionals from child- and family-serving systems in the United States and other countries, as well as youth, caregivers, and community partners, to share and advance more effective family supports and systems of care for children and families in the 21st century.


El presente llamado se realiza en el marco del convenio de cooperación vigente entre el Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres del Ministerio de Desarrollo Social (Inmujeres-MIDES) y el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia, UNICEF, cuyo contenido refiere a la generación de conocimiento sobre Violencia Basada en Género (VBG) e Infancia.

Shauna L. Rienks - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The goal of this study is to examine child welfare caseworkers’ experience of secondary traumatic stress (STS) and the extent to which coping strategies act as a buffer.

Kyunghee Lee - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study examined the long-term effects of the Head Start early childhood program on foster children's developmental outcomes from ages 3–4 to 8–9.

Jason Warick - CBC News,

New federal legislation in Canada now allows First Nations to take control of their own child welfare, and the Saskatchewan First Nations organization is now asking the federal government to transfer funds to First Nations agencies, allowing them to set up and run high quality services in their own communities, according to this article from CBC News.