For those that are not familiar with CWLA they are probably the largest organization in America that deals with child welfare issues, including foster care, residential care, juvenile justice, etc. They have recently started an online radio talk-show that airs on Wednesdays from 2:00-2:30 Eastern Time.
I listened to last week’s show and it seemed that most of their discussion was focused on social workers, but referenced child welfare workers in general. Tomorrow’s topic is “Child Welfare Workers: Overworked and Underpaid” I am not sure if they have a very large listener-ship, but it may be a forum to gather information or even let your voice be heard.
Here is the information for the broadcast: The call-in number is 347/326-9411. Visit www.blogtalkradio.com/CWLA-Radio.
They also publish a quarterly newsletter that deals directly with residential care (Therapeutic Residential Care) you can subscribe to it at: http://www.cwla.org/programs/groupcare/rgcq.htm However, I just checked their website and it appears that they haven’t published one since last summer (2007).