National nonsectarian professional child advocacy organization of almost 1,000 public and private children's agencies; founded in 1920. It publishes standards of practice for a variety of child welfare services, including adoption services. Dues vary depending on the size of the agency.
The organization offers training, conferences, publications, newsletters and journals to members; for example, Child Welfare is a professional journal it publishes that includes problem-solving techniques and ideas for social workers and other professionals involved in child welfare. The league also publishes a bibliography of adoption-related materials. For a catalog, write to
Child Welfare League of America Inc.
440 First St. NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20001-2085
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