Parents, social workers, and guests can read and expand their knowledge of the foster care system, through first hand experiences of people who have worked and navigated through the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). Guests can choose to watch or read various contributions from social workers and parents or they can contribute from their own personal experiences. Guests can also research statistics, factual data, and case studies organized about the child welfare system.
This area of the website outlines examples that parents and social workers can use and reference in their interaction with the NYC child welfare system. You can navigate this section by browsing the selection of articles to the right.
It Takes a Neighborhood
I’m working to break the cycle of foster care for my community.
From the Outside In
Parents need an independent voice.
Parents Helping Parents
At the Child Welfare Organizing Project, we give each other the knowledge to fight.
Turning Pain into a Positive
Parents’ advocacy is changing the system.
Using Our Experiences to Make a Difference
Organizing for system change in New York City.
Family court delays have devastated my family.
Love Isn’t Written in a Court Order
Helping the system remember the strength of family bonds.
Supporting Parents in Crisis
Community Representatives help parents facing removal to advocate for themselves.
Listening to Parents
Providers in my neighborhood are reaching out to families.
At the Table
Policymakers and parents come together for system change.
‘I Am Your Voice’
Working from inside the system to support parents.
‘What Can I Do?’
Parent advocates at foster care agencies are there to help you.
- New York City Council Committee on Juvenile Justice, Family Engagement in the Juvenile Justice System Tuesday, April 24, 2012
- “Whatever It Takes: Strategies For Preventing Youth Disconnection” – A policy forum co-hosted by The Children’s Aid Society and the Community Service Society, Thursday, December 1, 2011