* Our parent leaders presented to 500 professionals in November, including Congressional staff, Bronx and Manhattan Family Court, ACS attorneys and new child protective staff.
* We ran our first writing workshop at a foster care agency, Graham Windham, as well as a workshop for frontline staff to reflect on their work with parents, at Sheltering Arms.
* We met with ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrión to present parents’ priorities for improving parent “well-being,” based on conversations with 40 parents with recent or open cases.
Rise’s work supports parents and educates the child welfare field. As a judge said after a recent presentation, “I thought I knew parents’ perspectives but I realized I have more to learn.”
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Enjoy learning more about our accomplishments in our first decade–and plans for our next!