Children & Families Action Network, a program of Family & Youth, exists to promote mission-based advocacy for the purpose of increasing civic engagement and participation to effect changes in public policy on behalf of children, families, and communities. Participation in Children & Families Action Network (CFAN) can result in increased engagement by nonprofit leaders and volunteers in mission-based advocacy and values-driven public policy goals; strengthened capacity to develop local funding strategies to support mission-based advocacy; and implementation of peer-based support of values-driven advocacy through shared advocacy work and organizing clients to implement grass-roots advocacy.
CFAN provides its members with information about local, state, and national children/family issues, training to help organizations building mission-based advocacy teams, opportunities to network with others, and tools needed to change public policy on behalf of children and families.
CFAN has identified four impact areas to address: 1) Child Abuse Prevention; 2) Education; 3) Coastal Restoration; and 4) Access to Health Care.
Family & Youth has a long history of developing specialized programs to meet the community’s needs. It strives to be abreast of changing dynamics in the community to be able to address important issues.
|Child Abuse Prevention||Education||Coastal Restoration Protection|
|Everyday Tips For Preventing Child Abuse||Act 3 Framework Recommendations to BESE||Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection & Restoration Act|
|Education Reform: Governor's Accountability Proposal||Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority|
|Education Reform: Governor's Office Fact Sheet|
|Education Reform: Governor's Education Package|
|Education Reform: Whitepaper on Student Scholarships|
|Access to Health Care||Civic Engagement Institutes||Tools & Links|
|Update on Health Care Reform 2011||Youth Civic Engagement Trainings Institute, March 2010||Mission-based Advocacy Toolkit from Alliance for Children & Families|
|Coordinated System of Care||Youth Civic Engagement Training Institute, November 2010||Kids Can of Southwest Louisiana|
|Point the Way to Health Care in Lake Charles||Annie E. Casey Foundation: Kids Count 2010|
|Pointing the Way of Mental Health Care in Lake Charles||November 2010 Budget Priorities Report to Children's Cabinet|
|Update on Health Care Reform Presentation 2012||Children’s Cabinet Annual Report|
|Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board Annual Report|
Program provided in partnership with
Family & Youth Counseling Agency, Inc.