February 15, 2017 by
In March 2013, a poor Chinese immigrant mother in Brooklyn took her 9-month-old baby, Mathew, to the hospital because he’d had a seizure. She explained that he’d fallen trying to walk and hit his head, then had the seizure. Hospital personnel and New York’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) charged that either the mother, Mei Qi Bao, or the baby’s father, Xiao Hang Wang, had abused their son. They said his symptoms could not have … Read More
January 04, 2017 by
We encourage you to check out our annual report to learn more about Rise’s publications, presentations and partnerships in 2016.
In the past year, Rise has deeply focused on frontline staff training and on advocacy.
In December, Rise parent leaders presented testimony to NYC’s City Council about how preventive services have helped them overcome childhood experiences in foster care, access practical supports and build strong, safe families.
The New York Times published Rise Director Nora McCarthy’s letter to … Read More