The GrandFacts state fact sheets for grandfamilies include state-specific data and programs as well as information about public benefits, educational assistance, legal relationship options and state laws. Visit www.grandfamilies.org to find this and all GrandFacts state fact sheets.

Access the Generations United Fact Sheet.

Published in Children's Justice Act

Announcing the launch of FamilyFirstAct.org. The database of resources promotes robust implementation of the historic Family First Act. 

Published in Home Page
Saturday, 11 August 2018 19:54

2018 Prevention Resource Guide

The 2018 Prevention Resource Guide, compiled by the Children's Bureau, has many resources, handouts to copy and share and is in both English and Spanish. 

Published in Children's Justice Act
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 12:56

Natural Disaster Resource Guide

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is committed to assisting those who have been deeply affected by the most recent hurricanes in the ways that we can. To do so, we have created this webpage which includes our Natural Disaster Resource Guide with information relevant for individuals, families, and agencies providing services to children and families impacted by the hurricanes.  We have been able to gather information from our public and private member agencies that were significantly impacted by previous natural disasters and their lessons learned from those experiences.

Special attention has been given to the importance of recognizing that agency staff are often also victims of the disaster. We have included ways in which agencies can address the needs of their staff and their own families while they are attending to the needs of the children and families they serve.

CWLA understands that those currently impacted have needs that may be short-term as well as long-term, and we will be adding more resources to this guide and to this webpage as they become available.

If you have any resources that you think would be helpful, please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will include them as appropriate.

LINK TO RESOURCE GUIDE

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Dear Friends,

We are excited to announce that the National Human Trafficking Hotline has added 24/7 SMS texting and online chat services in both English and Spanish!

Previously, human trafficking survivors and people reporting tips could call, email, or use a webform to access the Hotline. Around-the-clock texting and chat capabilities provide additional discreet avenues for survivors to get connected to the National Hotline’s extensive network of support throughout the United States.

Modernizing the National Hotline by adding these services is a critical step because it allows survivors to reach out to us through the mode of communication they are most comfortable with. This is especially crucial for young people experiencing trafficking, who are often more accustomed to texting and chatting than speaking over the phone. These technologies also offer a safer way for victims and survivors to get connected with our trained Hotline Advocates, especially in situations when their traffickers are nearby.

The National Hotline is operated by Polaris and funded through a grant from the Office on Trafficking in Persons, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

As you may already be aware, Polaris launched an independent SMS service in March 2013 called the BeFree Textline (233733). This textline provided similar capabilities to the National Hotline, but was only available 8 hours a day based on available funding. The same BeFree SMS number (233733) will now be integrated into the National Hotline, 24 hours a day, seven days a week—and can now handle communication in Spanish. Online chatting, is a completely new service and will be accessible from www.humantraffickinghotline.org.

We’ve been testing these services over the last month, and they’re already available for people to use. As our trusted partners in the anti-human trafficking field, we wanted to let you know of this change. If you are creating any materials that advertise the National Hotline number, we encourage you to include information about the new texting and chat services. We are in the process of updating our materials available on the National Hotline’s website.

If you have any questions about these new services or materials you intend to produce, please respond to this email.

Thank you for your continued partnership and support,

Caroline Diemar
Director
National Human Trafficking Hotline