Free access to the Journal of Public Child Welfare is an APHSA member benefit. The Journal provides quality research and comprehensive information for child welfare professionals and public agencies.
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Federal Legislative Updates

Advancing Prevention

Preventing Sex Trafficking and Improving Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care Act

  • APHSA-NAPCWA Comment Letter in Support of the Act to House Ways and Means Committee

Current Congressional Bills and Proposals

Administration Regulatory Updates

Important Documents


Disproportionality Diagnostic Tool

NAPCWA has made disproportionate representation of children of color in the child welfare system one of its highest priorities. Our most recent effort is the development of the Disproportionality Diagnostic Tool created to help you examine disproportionality within your child welfare agency’s jurisdiction. Use the tool to identify gaps in your agency, target areas for improvements and highlight agency strengths that can mitigate against disproportionate representation. The tool can be taken by an individual or a group of users within agency.

To download the tool, please first provide us with your name, agency, title, email and phone number when prompted. We are gathering this data to follow up and get users’ feedback on their experiences of taking the diagnostic tool. We will use the information you provide us to make periodic enhancements to the tool.

NOTE: Access to this website and the tools and resources provided is intended for informational purposes only. APHSA have made every effort to ensure the information and tools were correct at the time of publishing. Any use of this website and such materials are at the sole and exclusive risk of the user.

Useful Links

Click here for a list of state Child Welfare and/or Human Services Agencies