ERIC Number: ED466658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
National Association of Child Advocates 2001/2002 Annual Report from the President.
Copeland, Tamara Lucas
This annual report details the activities of the National Association of Child Advocates (NACA) from June 2001 to June 2002. The report discusses the efforts of NACA to help members protect funding levels for programs supporting children and their families during the nation's economic downturn, including conducting focus groups to test specific messages and providing information about the public's perception of various child and family programs and policies. Also emphasized is providing information to NACA members by means of legislative updates, strategic advice, fact sheets, talking points, and sample opinion/editorial pieces to help them influence Congressional members. The report describes Project Excel, an initiative to improve the effectiveness of multi-issue child advocacy organizations. Key components of the project include identifying essential elements of an effective child advocacy organization and translating research findings into advocacy tools. The report also describes several initiatives to build members' knowledge of policies affecting children and their knowledge on strategies to move their child advocacy agendas forward, including the Child Safe Initiative and the 2001 Self-Sufficiency Standard Summit. Efforts to improve visibility and awareness of child advocacy include a member organization survey to identify top issues affecting children and families in each state. Work to strengthen NACA and nurture the network infrastructure relating to the structure of the board of trustees, the financial management and control system, fund development, and a partnership with a discount office supply company. The report concludes with a breakdown of NACA's financial support and a description of the organization's foci for 2002-2003. (KB)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Change Strategies, Child Advocacy, Children, Program Descriptions, Public Opinion, Public Policy
National Association of Child Advocates, 1522 K Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-1202. Tel: 202-289-0777; Fax: 202-289-0776; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.childadvocacy.org. For full text: http://www.childadvocacy.org/annualreport2002.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Child Advocates, Washington, DC.