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 administrators, 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. 


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The National Health & Human Services Summit is May 21-24, 2023 in Baltimore, MD.

The Economic Mobility & Well-Being Annual Conference is August 27-30, 2023 in Long Beach, CA.

Leading with Prevention

A Resource Hub for State and Local Leaders Committed to Advancing Prevention Strategies that Build Child and Family Well-Being

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

EMWB was held on August 14-17, 2022, bringing 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 showcased the work of agencies, researchers, and private sector to advance our collective goal of achieving economic mobility and well-being for all.
You can now view content from the EMWB Conference on-demand through our virtual platform. Please note: Not all sessions were recorded.

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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