Schuyler Center’s December 13th policy forum, Transforming Child Welfare and Children’s Lives: Proven Strategies that Strengthen Families, was a tremendous success. The sold-out crowd included advocates, providers, policymakers, foster care alumni, new friends and old. Speakers included Sheila J. Poole, Acting Commissioner of NYS Office of Children and Family Services; Linda S. Spears, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families; Molly McGrath Tierney, Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services; Anni Keane and Rosie Williams, alumnae of the foster care system and advocates for You Gotta Believe; and Jeanette Vega, a parent previously involved with the child welfare system and now a parent leader for Rise. The speakers were inspiring in their passion, and in the practical suggestions they offered.
Click here to read highlights from the event.