Posts Tagged: Parent Advocates

Rise Parent Advocate Training Program Updates

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 CORE Graduation: Join us to celebrate!

Please join Rise to celebrate Parent Advocates’ completion of the CORE Training Program!

Rise’s Winter 2022 CORE cohort ran from February through May 2022 and provided training for impacted parents working as Parent Advocates in NYC foster agencies.

During the graduation, you’ll hear from Jeanette Vega Brown, Rise Co-Executive Director, and Teresa Marrero, Rise Parent Advocate Training Coordinator, about the CORE training elements, the value of Parent Advocates and the goals of the Parents Empowering Parents Initiative. … Read More

How Rise is Working to Support Faster Family Reunification — And Shrink the Foster System

In honor of National Reunification Month, Jeanette Vega, assistant director at Rise, discusses how Rise supports reunification of families separated by the foster system, explains how this work connects to our goal of abolition and highlights Rise resources by and for parents impacted by the system. She also shares a message to parents working to reunify with their children.