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First Lady of Australia Visits CWLA Headquarters

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First Lady of Australia Visits CWLA Headquarters

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First Lady of Australia
Visits CWLA Headquarters
                          CWLA headquarters was honored to
                          welcome Australian First Lady Thérèse
                          Rein March 25. Her husband, Prime
                          Minister Kevin Rudd, was meeting
                          with President Barack Obama and
                          Rein took the opportunity to visit
                          CWLA in her position as patron for
                          Australia’s National Association for
                          the Prevention of Child Abuse and
                          Violence and Neglect.
 First Lady Thérèse Rein
                             “I was greatly honored to have had
the opportunity to meet with the First Lady and I am impressed
that she has been willing to take on the important issues of
child welfare and was willing to engage in this discussion with
CWLA,” said President and CEO Christine James-Brown, who
invited Rein to become an honorary member of CWLA.
    Linda Spears, Vice President for Policy and Public Affairs,
and Julie Collins, Director of Practice Excellence, were part
of the meeting, as were Karen Burton, Assistant Advisor of
Policy in the Office of the Prime Minister, and Remo Moretta,
Trade Counsellor for the Australian Embassy.                               California State University–Fullerton, earned the inaugural
                                                                           Fostering Educational Success Award for its Guardian
                                                                           Scholars program. Pictured are the program’s director Grace
                                                                           Johnson, coordinator Giulii Kraemer, founder Ron Davis
   SAVE                                                                    and his wife Lucy, and CWLA President and CEO Christine

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                                                                           James-Brown; scholars Christopher Andrade and Tarae Graves
                                                                           are seated. The Guardian Scholars program offers full schol-
                                                                           arships, guaranteed year-round housing, and academic and
                                                                
								
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