The International Parent Advocacy Network (IPAN) partnered with Rise to develop the Toolkit for Transformation. Here, we highlight groups featured in the Community Organizing section of the toolkit.
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This series highlights resources from the “Toolkit for Transformation” developed by IPAN and Rise to support advocacy by parents harmed by child welfare systems worldwide.
Mary Burton never thought she’d help to start an organization. Burton was separated from her parents and siblings when she was placed in foster care as a child, as part of the child welfare system’s 1960s scoop, which, along with other policies over more than a century, routinely separated Indigenous children in Canada from their families. After she successfully fought the child welfare system for custody of her own children and grandchildren, she spent the next 20 years helping friends and families from her living room do the same.
The International Parent Advocacy Network (IPAN) partnered with Rise to develop a toolkit to support advocacy by parents whose families have been harmed by child welfare systems worldwide. In the coming weeks, Rise will publish a series of interviews and share resources and information from this toolkit.