Who are the Black Administrators in Child Welfare?

The Black Administrators in Child Welfare, Inc. is a group that was formed in 1971 and incorporated in New York in 1975. The organization was formed to address the reluctance of child welfare agencies to respond appropriately to need for specialized services for Black children and their families, and to press for the employment of Black professionals in responsible administrative positions. The organization also served as a support network for the small number of Black executives running child welfare and human service agencies.


The BACW offers comprehensive, unique training seminars that specifically explore the dynamics of cultural diversity, other-race foster and adoptive placements, and provide beginning and mid-level staff with a practical framework for managing human service programs and agencies.









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BACW membership is available to administrators, mental health and juvenile justice professionals who provide services to children and families, and to individuals and students interested in child advocacy.


When you give to the BACW, you help our community’s most vulnerable and most needy, our children. Your donation is investeddelivering support, education, training, care and comfort to those in need.


How you can help

Together, we can work to strengthen services to African American children and their families. With your help, we can continue to have a positive impact on the lives of these children and their families through advocacy, publications, consultations and training.

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Job postings are free to members of the BACW and one of the many benets members enjoy. For non-members who wish to post a job opportunity on the site, a fee of $150 per post is required. If you have any questions, please contact us.