Mark Rodgers Moderates CCAI Event
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute recently held its "Building a Strong Foundation for Children and Families of Haiti". This convening successfully brought together Haitian officials, United States' and international experts from various child welfare and protection organizations to discuss the short- and long-term needs of Haiti's vulnerable children and to determine how they might individually and collectively support the Haitian government in the development of a child welfare system that preserves and protects a child's right to a permanent and loving family. It provided a critically important opportunity to share, listen and learn about the most effective ways to serve Haiti's children and families in the wake of the disaster as well as how to build a strong, sustainable child welfare system long term.CCAI was especially honored by the participation of His Excellency Raymond Joseph, Minister Yves Cristalin, Madame Bernard Pierre, and Senator Mary Landrieu. The day was moderated by Mark Rodgers, Principal at the Clapham Group.