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:
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.
Although service activities do indeed provide service, they also afford opportunities for teaching/training (internships for MSW students, Clinical Psychology students, and post-MSW Joint Doctoral Program students) and knowledge development.