After Family Integrity & Justice Works at Public Knowledge® held the kick-off earlier this month, Children’s Rights took the next step.
The second stallment in the national webinar series serving as a call to action in repealing devastating legislation, the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA), continued with Children’s Rights on November 15th.
Terminating Parental Rights Harms Children Too
25 Years of ASFA: Looking Back and Moving Forward
November 19th is the 25th anniversary of ASFA. Since then, thousands of families have been separated and devalued in its wake. Panelists discussed the key reasons for its continuation and what strategies we can use moving forward to keep families together.
Advocates with Lived Expertise
|Shereen A. White, Children’s Rights Director of Advocacy & Policy
|Aliyah Zeien, RSW, State Youth Ambassador
Antonica Frazier, Board Vice President and Chairman of Policy Subcommittee, Louisiana Elite Advocacy Force
Carloe Moser, Foster Care Advocate, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Iesha Hammons, Parent Ally, Legal Services of NJ
Jas Snell, Senior Homeless Services Consultant, ICF
Missed the First Webinar?
The kick-off, hosted by Family Integrity & Justice Works (FIJW) at Public Knowledge®, featured those directly impacted by ASFA. Including a panel of national experts and advocates and hearing directly from those with lived experience, it provided a powerful perspective.
What is FIJW?
Family Integrity & Justice Works at Public Knowledge® focuses on replacing the child welfare system. Coming together to promote justice, we see a bright future where families have the support they need without bias, judgment, or fear of separation. We’re proposing a radical change in a way that’s never been done before.