September 2007Vol. 8, No. 8Online Community for Child Advocates
Child Advocacy 360 News Network is a nonprofit service offering an online community for child advocates to share news, insights, and innovations in the field, with a particular focus on reducing child abuse and neglect. Some of the goals of the website are to increase citizens' participation in fighting child abuse and neglect in their own communities and to involve Generations X and Y in child advocacy by using web journalism. One section of the website—Who’s Doing What That Works—allows individuals to share information on successful community-based interventions that have resulted in qualitative and quantitative improvements in outcomes for children. Recent entries covered such stories as:
- A self-advocacy workshop that helped youth in foster care reach for their goals
- The importance of postadoption support and services for parents who adopt children with special needs
- Use of crisis nurseries in St. Louis to combat child neglect
Child Advocacy 360 also offers a free weekly e-newsletter that highlights child welfare news from hundreds of top industry sources and shares stories of the efforts of child advocates across the country.