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One Voice for Children and Families of Southwest Louisiana

Children & Families Action Network provides leadership in advocacy education for nonprofit organizations and young people.

Children & Families Action Network, a division 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
    • 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
    4. Access to Health Care

Choose from the categories below to learn more information.

Access to Health Care

Child Abuse Prevention

Civic Engagement Institutes

« Youth Civic Engagement Training Institute, 2014-2015

« Youth Civic Engagement Training Institute, 2013-2014

« Youth Civic Engagement Training Institute, 2012-2013

« Youth Civic Engagement Training Institute, 2011-2012

« Youth Civic Engagement Training Institute, November 2010

« Youth Civic Engagement Training Institute, March 2010

To see more about the most recent civic engagements click here.

Coastal Restoration Protection


Tools & Links

  • For more information about CFAN please contact:

    220 Louie Street | Lake Charles, LA 70601
    337-436-9533 | [email protected]

  • Program provided in partnership with


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.

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