Announcing the Launching of a New Initiative:
National Coalition for Parent Advocacy in Child Protective Services
For many years, courageous parents who were involved in Child Protective Services (CPS), along with committed advocates all across this great nation have emerged to help those parents caught up in the CPS system who want to address their issues and get their children back. Forty years ago, Parents Anonymous® Inc. was started by one such mother. Her child was being returned from foster care and she needed help addressing various problems. In partnership with social worker Leonard Leiber, they started the first support group with other parents seeking solutions. This strength-based approach has spread nationwide to shape strategies through shared leadership to improve the CPS system.
A Leadership Group of parent leaders and advocates from around this country recently came together to launch the National Coalition for Parent Advocacy in Child Protective Services. We delineated a Vision that helped us formulate a Mission Statement and Drafted the first ever Parents’ Bill of Rights.