The National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (NAPCWA) provides national leadership for the development of sound policy, successful and innovative practices and critical capacity building to improve agency performance and consumer outcomes.


NAPCWA represents state and local public child welfare agencies through their child welfare administers, deputies and other child welfare agency staff that envision a safe and loving public child welfare system to provide children with permanent homes and support in their social and emotional growth and development. 


Economic Mobility and Well-Being Conference (EMWB)
August 14-17, 2022 | Marriott Savannah Riverfront, Savannah, GA

EMWB will bring together members from three APHSA affinity groups – the American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD), the National Association of TANF Administrators (NASTA), and the National Association of Program Information and Performance Management (NAPIPM). EMWB will showcase the work of agencies, researchers, and private sector to advance our collective goal of achieving economic mobility and well-being for all.

Registration is now open!

National Health and Human Services Summit

Come celebrate 90 years of APHSA! We are excited to announce the return of our in-person National Health and Human Services Summit on June 12-15, in Arlington, VA. The Summit is bringing members, partners, and allied organizations together in person and we want you to be there!

Registration is now open!

Save the Date! We are excited to announce the return of our in-person National Health and Human Services Summit
June 12-15, 2022 | Arlington, VA

Registration Opening Soon!
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Latest Resources

Unlocking the “Prevention Services” in the Family First Prevention Services Act
December 2021
This policy brief focuses on the challenges and opportunities that the Family First Prevention Services Act offers to accelerate the shift towards a prevention-oriented child well-being system.

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.
Instructions for Journal Access

APHSA Comment Letter on Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse Handbook of Standards and Procedures, August 16, 2021