This article was written by Shrounda Selivanoff, social service specialist and birth parent advocate, Washington State Office of Public Defense, Seattle, WA. It gives her… Read More »Choose Compassion When Supporting Parents
In this video Heather Cantamessa, Chair of the board of the International Parent Advocacy Network, is interviewed about her work as an advocate with parents… Read More »Advocacy and contact during the pandemic
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Rise Magazine is undertaking an on-line survey to find how parents involved in child protective services have been affected by Coronavirus. More details here
A group of more than one dozen family rights activists submitted a letter to the commissioner of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services with nine recommendations for protecting the rights of parents and children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York has been hit hard by COVID-19 and parents involved in the child protection system are badly affected. Rachel Blustain describes how, as the US struggles to catch up with the ever-growing Coronavirus crisis, child-welfare systems are racing to find their own solutions to wrenching ethical and practical dilemmas over how to safeguard the psychological well-being of children in foster care and the rights of families while protecting the physical health of children, parents, foster parents, staff and the community at large.