NCA Collaborative Work Groups

As part of National Children’s Alliance’s ongoing work to develop helpful tools and guidance to CACs on best practices, we have developed a collaborative work group structure to develop new products and trainings. Collaborative work groups (CWGs) are made up of self-selected CACs, Chapters or Regional leaders as well as other content experts who have an interest in participating.

NCA has found that the CWG process provides transparency and inclusion and identifies expertise in the movement from all over the country. We truly appreciate the number of hours our volunteer members and partners have provided to develop excellent guidance documents, tool kits, video series, and webinars.

If you would like to sign up for one of CWGs, please identify a topic of interest below and contact us to join.

Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors

This CWG creates resources for CACs to respond to youth in their own programs, but also in their advocacy efforts on behalf of these children and their families. Evidence has shown that there are services and there is hope for children experiencing sexual behavior problems.

CAC-Military Partnerships

This CWG develops resources to support CAC-military collaboration and expand these partnerships to improve services for military families.

Public Policy

The NCA Government Affairs’ Department expands its efforts to collaborate with the CAC movement through the work of this CWG. They focus on public policy at the federal, state and local levels by identifying, analyzing and drafting public policy strategies and materials.

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This CWG works to address the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in all its forms, including Child Sexual Abuse Images or Material (CSAM/CSAI), a growing threat to children.

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Data CWG

This CWG works to improve program evaluation data for the entire CAC movement, advising collection, instruments, and how data is used and shared across the field.

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