2023 Keynote announcement coming soon

 2022 Keynote address by CLWA CEO, Christine James Brown
IARCA was thrilled to welcome Christine James Brown, the CEO of the Child Welfare League of America as our keynote speaker on September 14.
Christine is a national leader advocating for the wellbeing of children and families and robust support for effective services. She shared her thoughts on the current state of child and family welfare and CWLA’s ideas for the future of our communities.
Christine became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) in April 2007, assuming the leadership of the nation’s oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization that works to improve the quality and availability of child welfare and related services through standard-setting and advocacy.
During her tenure with CWLA, Ms. James-Brown has overseen the refocusing of the organization’s business model and service strategy to maximize the impact of its member and partner network and further strengthen its capacity to anticipate and respond to the needs of children and families that are vulnerable.