Spaulding for Children, a private, non-profit child welfare agency, was established in 1968 when several entities, each seeking a way to make life better for children without families, joined together. Spaulding for Children is a COA accredited child welfare agency that finds permanent homes for children who are in the public child welfare system and supports families in maintaining their children safely in their homes. It was one of the first agencies in the country that specialized in finding and training adoptive families for the placement of children with disabilities and other challenges. Spaulding is comprised of 3 service entities: Child and Family Services, the Spaulding Institute for Family and Community Development, and the Academy for Family Support and Preservation. In addition to direct services, Spaulding has extensive experience in developing evidenced-informed national curricula including CORE Teen; Parents As Tender Healers (PATH); Adoption Competence Curriculum; and Adoption Competence-A Guide to Developing an Adoption Certificate Program for Mental Health Providers. More information about Spaulding can be found at (include hyperlink).
Spaulding has extensive history managing national federal programs and is currently the lead agency for the NTDC. As the lead agency, Spaulding is responsible for ensuring that the project meets the goal as stated in the Funding Opportunity Announcement and works closely with the Children’s Bureau to ensure that the work plan is being achieved and moving the project toward the overarching goal. Spaulding oversees all work on the project and ensures that grant activities and partners adhere to applicable federal and programmatic policies and regulations.