This Light Paper issue reviews neglect criteria. See the impact of prioritizing family support over separation. This issue reviews unfair differences in monitoring and reporting in child welfare. Explore practical steps that promote fairness and kindness while protecting children from harm and helping families.
Meet the champions for family who were celebrated at the 2023 Family Champion Awards during the reTHINK Permanency: Unlocking Pathways from Foster Care to Family Conference on June 15. These social workers were honored for their dedication to family and the difference they are making in North Carolina communities. Discover their incredible stories and see their words of wisdom.
See topical highlights from guests on The Future of Funding: Cultivating Community Partnerships webinar. Get insights on fueling community leadership and innovation through collaborative partnerships. Access the webinar conversation on the Institute for Family website.
Tips from the Unbelievably Resilient team on how organizations can leverage storytelling in their work with authenticity, while honoring storytellers with lived expertise in navigating various systems–foster care, child welfare, mental health, judicial, and etc.
Lessons learned from the Seen Out Loud podcast on what it takes to be a good listener and how listening with intent can be the first step towards change. Listening with open minds, acknowledgment of one’s humanity, and the desire to learn can serve as a building block for developing lasting solutions for families.
Planting the Seed: How One Mother’s Experiences with the Child Welfare System Inspired A Growing Parent Ally Movement
When Brenda Lopez lost her two children to Washington State Child Protective Services, her journey to get them back inspired a parent ally movement to help keep families together that is now spreading across the country.