Through our online magazine, publications, website, newsletter and social media platforms (@readrisemag), the Rise Communications Program shares stories by and for parents, provides information and resources, raises awareness of the harms of the family policing system, highlights community-led solutions and offers ways to get involved. The Rise Communications Team facilitates writing and public speaking workshops for parents impacted by ACS, conducts community outreach, supports the Rise team with preparing for presentations and provides internal coordination, logistics support and learning and community-building opportunities. We are excited about the ways we have served as a platform for storytelling and advocacy over the past program year.
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Rise Co-Executive Directors Featured on ‘After the Kids Move In’ Radio Show
September 23, 2022 by
e Vega Brown and Bianca Shaw were recently featured on After the Kids Move In, a weekly radio show produced by the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York.
Rise Parent Advocate Training Program Updates
September 13, 2022 by
While moving toward our vision, Rise works to ensure that parents involved in the system right now have the support of a trained, life-experienced Parent Advocate. During the last program year, Rise trained two cohorts of Parent Advocates hired to work at New York City foster and preventive agencies, graduating a total of 12 Parent Advocates. Rise also hosted online support circles for graduates to continue to engage in peer support and build their resource networks.
Rise Parents’ Platform Updates: Reflections on Our First Year of Organizing
August 24, 2022 by
As Rise moves into our second year of organizing, we are reflecting on our successes and developing plans for next steps in advocating for our Parents’ Platform. This year, we joined the efforts of a variety of organizations that have been leading the movement for affordable and accessible child care and equitable pay for child care providers. Rise brought the perspective of parents impacted by ACS into the movement for universal child care, recognizing lack of child care as a family policing issue and a driver of “neglect” allegations. We are excited about all we accomplished together in community during this program year.
Rise Parent Advocate Training Program: Frequently Asked Questions
August 05, 2022 by
Read our FAQ to learn more about Rise’s Parent Advocate Training Program (formerly known as CORE).