Parent Participation

This section highlights resources focused on the participation of parents and caregivers in children's care.

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M. Àngels Balsells Bailón, Aida Urrea-Monclús, Eduard Vaquero Tió, Laura Fernández-Rodrigo,

This research highlights the importance of involving parents and their children in improving parenting skills and the reunification process by implementing parental education programs through a unique work plan. This study examined the experiences of families in the Spanish Child Protection System.

Changing the Way We Care,

This handbook was made for children to read and write in. You’ll learn about why families are important and why they are the best place for children to grow up. There is also plenty of space for children to write down their thoughts and feelings about what they have read. 

Emily Rian Saeteurna, Qi Wua, Natalia Vasiliou, Deborah Mabingani, Judy Krysika,

This U.S. based study systematically summarizes the effectiveness of peer parent programs in child welfare on case outcomes, specifically permanency, time-in-care, and re-entry post reunification.

Child Welfare Information Gateway,

“Engaging Fathers – Putting Lessons Into Practice” is a three-part series to share strategies implemented from three of the five State or county agencies: Los Angeles County, California; Hartford, Connecticut; and Prowers County, Colorado.

Child Welfare Information Gateway,

“Engaging Fathers – Putting Lessons Into Practice” is a three-part series to share strategies implemented from three of the five State or county agencies: Los Angeles county, California; Hartford, Connecticut; and Prowers county, Colorado. Part one focuses on the strategies developed within Hartford, Connecticut.

Better Care Network, International Parent Advocacy Network,

This policy brief summarizes the key findings and recommendations from the International Review of Parent Advocacy in Child Welfare in low, middle and high-income countries, and identifies elements of a strategy to strengthen children’s care and protection through parent participation.

AfriChild,

This report on the State of Uganda’s Fathers is the first of its kind. The first State of the World’s Fathers Report was published in 2015. This report was monumental in that it highlighted information about fathers and men’s caregiving globally.

Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform,

In this webinar, members of the International Parent Advocacy Network discussed parent advocacy and presented the literature review International Review of Parent Advocacy in Child Welfare: Strengthening Children's Care and Protection Through Parent Participation. The webinar included presentations from parent advocates who shared examples of parent advocacy in their contexts.

Ellen Syrstad & Ottar Ness - The Journal of Family Therapy,

This article explores the possibilities of a systemic approach in the support of parents whose children are placed in public care.

Tricia N. Stephens - Genealogy,

This commentary challenges the stereotypes created by hyper-attention to the struggles of child welfare-affected parents of color (CW-PaoC) and situates them, and their families, within the broader context of the American appetite for family separation, wherein specific types of families are targeted for scrutiny, intervention and regulation.