Posts By: Rise

Resources for Frontline Practice with Parents

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Last fall, Rise shared a draft of our Insights paper on frontline practice with child welfare agency leadership in New York City and convened a group of professionals, including a number of parent advocates, to consider how they might further the concepts and practices described in the paper.

This group mapped out the practices their agencies already have incorporated, detailing the planning, budget, staffing, supervision … Read More

Rise’s TIPS Approach to Service Planning

Rise’s TIPS handouts focused on visiting are used in 7 foster care agencies in NYC to orient parents to visits and support parent-caseworker communication when visits aren’t going well.

Now, Rise is developing a new set of TIPS handouts on service planning. They’ll be released May 15.

If you would like to give us feedback on the draft, please email nora@risemagazine.org. We are seeking feedback from parents and frontline staff in foster care and preventive service agencies.

 

Standing Strong – The knowledge, skills and peer support parents need to lead

Supporting parents and working to change the system brings meaning to advocates’ lives. But it’s also painful work. Here, Rise Training Director Jeanette Vega, Senior Parent Leader Nancy Fortunato and Parent Leader Keyna Franklin explain their own journeys and the support they believe all parents need to lead change. Both Jeanette and Nancy began at NYC’s Child Welfare Organizing Project, the first parent advocacy and peer support organization in the country.

Fortunato: When I was a … Read More

Testimony of LaCrisha Rose to Congress: ‘Prevention Matters!’

Hearing on “Strengthening Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect”
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services March 26, 2019

Good afternoon, Madam Chair Bonamici, Ranking Member Comer, and members of the committee. Thank you for the invitation to be here today. My name is LaCrisha Rose. I currently reside in Cabin Creek WV with my husband and three children Remington, Sawyer and Meadow. I work for … Read More

Collaboration Is Our Key – How parents in Washington State are changing hearts, minds and laws

In 2007, Children’s Home Society of Washington held a statewide summit for child welfare leadership. Parents who had been involved with the system made up 10% of participants. The keynote speaker, Brenda Lopez, “stunned everyone with her story of losing her kids and then getting them back and becoming a transformational person,” says Nancy Roberts-Brown, former director of Catalyst for Kids, a statewide coalition affiliated with the Children’s Home Society.

That summit led to two parent … Read More