Rise, a NYC parent advocacy organization, is seeking a Policy Coordinator to support Rise’s shift to community organizing to reverse NYC’s over-investment in child welfare and under-investment in communities.
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In our first writing workshop of Rise & Shine 2021, Keyna Franklin, Assistant Editor, facilitated a poetry icebreaker, supporting parents in developing the powerful “Just Because” poems featured here.
Here, parent advocate and CEO of Re-Unify Family Solutions, Heather Cantamessa describes her own long journey to be valued for her work, and to be compensated accordingly. Her story is featured in the Building a Parent Advocacy Organization section of the Toolkit for Transformation.
Scotland’s Parent Advocacy and Rights organization (PAR) began in 2016 as an alliance between parents impacted by the child welfare system and independent social workers created to provide individual advocacy to parents, raise awareness of the debilitating stigma of child welfare involvement and advocate for more just, less punitive policies to address family issues related to poverty, mental health and domestic violence.
Jaquie Mayne and Debbie Henderson, Community Development Officer and Executive Officer of The Family Inclusion Network of Western Australia, reflect on the broad range of emotional supports FIN WA offers to its family partners to address the impact of past trauma and current work challenges.