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. 


Human services agencies have been facing unprecedented shifts in practice as a result of the public health emergency and are balancing staff health and safety, implementation of new technology to facilitate virtual service delivery, and overall staff well-being. APHSA has worked through its full membership and with national experts to advance policy and practice that recognizes and supports the role of human services professionals as a part of the nation’s critical health and safety infrastructure. Here you will find a 5-part video compilation of on addressing workforce wellbeing during emergency response, into recovery, and beyond.

CDC releases data on drug overdose deaths from 1999 through 2018:
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DOJ awards funds to combat opioid epidemic in rural communities:
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ACF responds to comments on proposed changes to CSBG annual report: View Changes to Report Here; Submit Comment Here
Parents and Children Thriving Together: A Framework for Two-Generation Policy and System Reform: Read Here

Latest Resources

APHSA Comment Letter on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery December 28, 2020
APHSA Family First Transition Act Letter, October 29, 2019
NAPCWA Discrimination Comment Letter, December 16, 2019
APHSA Letter Concerning Immigrant Children in Federal Custody,
October 1, 2019
AFCARS NPRM NAPCWA Comment Letter, June 11, 2019
Response to the July 24 House Ways and Means hearing on the Family First Prevention Act