How bias impacts parents with disabilities in child welfare cases—and how that can change.
Founded in 2005, Rise combats pervasive negative stereotypes of child welfare-affected families. Rise trains parents to write about their experiences with the child welfare system in order to support parents and parent advocacy and guide child welfare practitioners and policymakers in becoming more responsive to the families and communities they serve.
We publish a print and online magazine reaching 15,000 parents and child welfare practitioners nationwide. We work with family support and child welfare agencies to use Rise stories in support groups, parent education classes and staff training. We partner with parent advocacy organizations to use parents’ true stories in child welfare reform.