- CWLF HELPING CHILDREN
- Missing Children Search
- Adoption Services
- Adoptee Services
- Abandoned Children Protection Services
- Children's Hotline
- Children's Individual Play Therapy
- Children's Group Therapy
- Child Care Service and Parent-Child Center
- Little Steersman Talent Program
- Life Coaching & Counselling for Youths
- Advocating Children's Right
- CWLF HELPING FAMILIES
Missing Children Searching
In September 1992, CWLF pioneered the Missing Children Searching Committee and Hotline, and built a network of members from the government, the media, private corporations and the general public to collaborate in its search and public education efforts.
- created and coordinates a network consisting of governmental authorities, police officers, members of the media, private companies and the general public to collaborate in CWLF’s missing children search efforts.
- runs the Missing Children Data Resource Center in Taiwan in collaboration with the Taiwan Provincial Government, a central database system for tracking and compiling all information related to the files of missing children.
- incorporates a preventative approach by promoting the safety and protection of children by educating both parents and children on how to stay safe and be aware of potentially dangerous situations.
Missing Children Hotline: 0800-049-880
Missing Children Website: https://www.missingkids.org.tw/english/main.htm
CWLF is the first legal professional adoption agency in Taiwan dedicating to preventing illegal adoptions and child trafficking.
CWLF provides integrated adoption services including adoptee and abandoned children protection, adoption consultation, adoption preparatory courses, and post-adoption support group and counselling.
Adoption Service Hotline：
Commissioned by the local government, CWLF works to serve the best interest of adoptees while also working with birth families that feel they can no longer adequately raise their children. Working to reduce the risk of child abandonment, CWLF lets parents know what their options are and where to go for help by providing resources and support to families at risk.
CWLF works with birth families by providing services such as counseling, consultations, referrals while helping parents make the best decision for their child, including foster care or adoptive placements.
CWLF is concerned with helping the adoptee find a home or family that can provide a loving, nurturing and safe environment. Social workers use play therapy and other methods to work with the children.
Abandoned Children Protection Services
While CWLF is working to directly prevent child abandonment through national campaigns reaching out to families at risk and providing support to families in need, CWLF has also been a major advocate for a greater protective system for children who are abandoned.
CWLF’s efforts were rewarded when the Abandoned Children Protection Services was commissioned by the local government in 1993. CWLF coordinates a protective network for children who are abandoned, and provides services to abandoned children such as counseling, therapy, referrals and foster care, adoptive or other types of placements.
Adoptee and Abandoned Children Protection Hotline：
CWLF’s research findings from 1999 demonstrate that nowadays children are facing increasing stress and pressure in their daily lives, and that more than 50% of them tend to keep this a secret. Children may be scared to talk to the parents, friends or family members, especially when dealing with personal problems or issues of abuse. The Children’s Hotline is therefore an outlet for children to call in and share their thoughts and feelings freely and safely.
As CWLF has worked hard on promoting the well-being and mental health of children, we want to make sure our children are not too scared and do not have barriers to seeking help. With the assistance of professional social workers and volunteers, the children’s hotline service is convenient and easily accessible to children and at the same time attends to children’s mental, emotional and physical health. As a tool of empowerment, the hotline is a venue for children to know their voices are important and should be heard.
Children's Hotline: 0800-003-123
Monday through Friday, 4:30-7:30 pm
Children's Individual Play Therapy
Children and youth often do not have the full ability or prefer not to express themselves verbally. Therefore trained social workers use play therapy which involves playing, art projects, and games, as a means to communicate and engage children and youth. In this way, children can express opinions, feelings, behaviors and thoughts easily and naturally. As an intervention, therapists practice play therapy as a means of encouraging the development of children while helping children to have a positive and healthy attitude toward life.
Service Hotline: 02-25505959
Children's Group Therapy
Group therapy is another ideal form of therapy for children and youth. It provides strong motivation for children and youth to develop their social abilities as they can observe one and another and practice learned skills together. In addition, children have the added benefit of gaining support from their peers whom they connect to through sharing similar life experiences. Therefore, CWLF conducts two groups regularly: the Children's Group for Social Ability Development and the Group for Children in Divorced Families.
Service Hotline: 02-25505959
Child Care Service and Parent-Child Center
Aiming at being all parents’ most reliable force, CWLF has long been paying close attention to the work of child care.
Our work ranges from advocating policies, providing child care consultation, building a comprehensive child care information and resource center, and managing preschools and parent-child centers assigned by the government.
Childcare Info Hotline: 02-25505959
Childcare Info Website: https://kids.taipei/index_01.aspx
Through our work with underprivileged children, we observed that many children are talented but could not unleash their talents due to financial hardship in their families. We provide such children the chance to be involved in talent programs so their gifts can be cultivated and confidence is built. We also subsidize rural schools for founding clubs and societies for children to receive diverse learning stimuli.
We noticed from experience that many underprivileged children feel lost in life and are passive as the result of the impact of their family setting. So CWLF holds various activities that allow the youths to explore different careers and possibilities in life. It is our focus to provide them with positive role models and self-expectation.
Law amendment was the first step taken in founding CWLF. We care about the rights of children. We conduct ongoing studies and call for more people to consider the best interest of the child from a child’s level. Meanwhile, we advocate law amendment and propose legislation to ensure children’s rights are protected. In order to achieve these, we believe uniting the power of many and the likeminded is of paramount importance.