Rise Parent Leaders Present Parents’ Perspectives to NYC Child Welfare Commissioner


Dominique Arrington, Jeanette Vega, Lakisha Johnson, Teresa Bachiller, Robbyne Wiley and Commissioner Gladys Carrión (clockwise from upper left)

Rise’s Parent Leadership Team met with ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrión June 22 to present results of conversations with 40 parents about their experiences and priorities for change.

Read their recommendations here. 

Discussion focused on parents’ need for information about the foster care process, access to parent advocates and peer support, transparency around the process of addressing concerns about children’s care while in foster care, and access to services that other parents report have helped them, such as Parenting Journey, Baby & Me, parent-child therapy, visit hosting and coaching, and trauma-focused services.