CWLC Publications

Canada's Children is CWLC's membership newsletter. Published twice a year, this publication examines and highlights research, practice and policy affecting children, youth and families in Canada. Each issue focuses on one child-welfare related theme or topic. This publication has recently migrated to an electronic format. Be the Best Parent You Can Be: Why Positive Discipline is a pamphlet written for parents. Printed copies of this pamphlet are available in seven (7) languages: English, French, Arabic, Cree, Mandarin, and Punjabi. Electronic copies of this pamphlet are available to view in a total of 11 languages. Click here to learn more or order copies.   Building a Future Together: Issues and Outcomes for Transitioned-Aged Youth Authored by Carrie Reid and Peter Dudding and done in partnership with the Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare and the National Youth in Care Network. This report proposes a comprehensive and evidence- based framework as the basis for our planning and work with youth in care. It includes the most up-to- date survey information on programs and services in Canada, as well as national and international best practice models. As this issue is a pressing one which affects a growing number of youth in Canada, it is important to address the needs of this vulnerable population now so that their futures will be as bright and successful and possible. We hope that this report will serve as a catalyst for continuing change. The report can be downloaded free of charge from the Centre of Excellence of Child Welfare's website.   Recruitment and Retention in Child Welfare Services: A Survey of Child Welfare League of Canada Member Agencies Authored by Madeleine Anderson and Shalan Gobeil A shortage of trained, competent child welfare workers is hampering the ability of organizations and governments to build the organizational capacity needed to deliver high quality services. Canadian child welfare organizations are aware of these systemic issues and are beginning to adopt proactive measures. The planning and preparation of workforce strategies is an essential step to ensuring that agencies have the capacity to develop a workforce with the skills and knowledge needed in the increasingly complex, demanding climate in which today’s child welfare services are being evaluated. Download this report free of charge.