We are The Institute for Child Welfare Innovation

We believe that to improve the lives of children in our communities, we need to challenge the status quo. And we invite you to join us as we take these bold steps forward.

We’re gathering the best minds behind the country’s best child welfare programs – and building a system to bring those programs to more families and communities.

The power of families.

Our first program – 30 Days to Family® – began in St. Louis but has now been replicated with agencies around the country. We’re keeping families together, delivering better outcomes for children, and saving communities money. 


Do you have an innovative child welfare program you'd like us to study?

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Institute for Child Welfare Innovation Launched in St Louis with $1.4 Million grant

Institute for Child Welfare Innovation Launched in St Louis with $1.4 Million grant

Institute for Child Welfare Innovation Launched in St Louis with $1.4 Million grant

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December 04, 2019 – St. Louis, Missouri – Ian Forber-Pratt, a Distinguished Alumnus from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and a graduate from Principia College, and his team have received a grant from a private donor to formally launch the Institute for Child Welfare Innovation.

ian and his journey

Institute for Child Welfare Innovation Launched in St Louis with $1.4 Million grant

Institute for Child Welfare Innovation Launched in St Louis with $1.4 Million grant

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In an interview with The Chronicle of Social Change, Ian Forber-Pratt, Executive Director of The Institute for Child Welfare Innovation, shares his journey of launching the Institute as a spin-off organization from Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition.

30 days to family® on global level

Institute for Child Welfare Innovation Launched in St Louis with $1.4 Million grant

30 days to family® on global level

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The 30 Days to Family® program is indexed in The Better Care Network, an international network of organizations committed to supporting children without adequate family care around the world.