Serving African American Children brings together articles by African American authors who are committed to research, policies, and programs affecting African American families and children. It was initiated by the Black Administrators in Child Welfare, Inc. (BACW) to present an African American perspective on child welfare issues affecting African American children. Endorsed and supported initially by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), BACW has continued to refine its role within the American child welfare system since the historic first meeting of its founding members in 1971.