What advocacy groups and organizations are available for families involved in the child welfare system?


Associations and organizations throughout the United States work to promote the safety, well-being, and permanency of families by empowering parents to be engaged in family life through education, support, advocacy, and outreach activities.

Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, provides a listing of state websites with contact information found in its Related Organization List, State Parent Advocacy Groups.

In addition, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides information on parent education programs specifically designed for child welfare-involved families in its publication Parent Education to Strengthen Families and Prevent Child Maltreatment.

The National Parent Helpline (1.855.427.2736) is an organization operated by Parents Anonymous, designed to support and strengthen families across the country. The helpline is staffed by trained counselors and therapists that can offer support and guidance to callers regarding specific situations.

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