Child Welfare Learning Community
The Child Welfare Learning Community (CWLC) defines child welfare broadly to include areas of social, economic and environmental justice that transcend the traditional boundaries established by existing federal and state programs and which affect the well-being of children, youth and their families.
The Child Welfare Learning Community focuses on:
- racial and ethnic disparities that affect children and youth
- programs that provide financial assistance
- asset-building initiatives
- medical and mental health services
- equal educational opportunities for children and youth
- services that protect and promote the quality of life for children and youth; both in families and society
- programs that prevent or ameliorate harm to children and youth
- rehabilitation of children and youth
Especially children and youth who are at the margins; runaway youth, homeless children and families, and kicked out youth. Children and youth who come under the mandates of multiple programs; child welfare, delinquency, mental health and education.