September 23, 2019 by
In 2009 I aged out of foster care with
my 1 ½ year old son. I had my own apartment, was in college and had a job. But
I was always running late to pick up my son and my rent was always past due. Life
felt overwhelming so I quit college to work. I refused to allow myself to be
September 17, 2019 by
Series Edited by Rachel Blustain, Rise Contributing Editor
This year, Rise will share parents’ perspectives and recommendations for strengthening families without surveillance and through community.
Too often, when families are struggling, school
personnel, doctors and police are quick to call a hotline instead of connecting
us to resources and support.
Nationwide, child abuse and neglect reports grew more than 12% from 2013 to 2017. Abuse scandals across the country and sensational media coverage of child fatalities in many communities put mandated reporters … Read More
Legislators in New York State are considering passing a bill to ensure that children adopted from foster care can continue to have contact with their parents, even when rights are terminated, if it’s in the child’s best interest. Here, Rise’s Sara Werner, who lost her daughter to adoption but reunified with her son, interviews Amy Mulzer, a staff attorney for law and appeals in the Family Defense Practice at Brooklyn Defender Services: