Caseworkers play such an important role in whether parents succeed in getting their children home from foster care. To build parents’ understanding of caseworkers and workers’ understanding of parents, Rise ran two writing groups for frontline staff at the NYC agency Sheltering Arms. These stories show the challenges caseworkers face, as well as ways they’ve overcome those challenges.
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Transparency and Trust – As a caseplanner, I know I have power over parents’ lives – … Read More
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
Rise is hiring two full-time positions: an Editor and an Operations Director.
Editor: Rise’s writing process is the foundation of our work to bring parents’ knowledge and experiences into the child welfare system.The editor position includes: running writing workshops; conceptualizing and developing our print issues in partnership with our parent leaders, including supporting parent-led reporting; and further developing our social media presence and e-newsletter. Read the full job description.
Operations Director: Rise is looking for a committed, … Read More