Surveillance Isn’t Safety – How over-reporting and CPS monitoring stress families and weaken communities


This series of articles from Rise Magazine shares parents’ perspectives and recommendations for strengthening families without surveillance and through community. "Too often, when families are struggling, school personnel, doctors and police are quick to call a hotline instead of connecting us to resources and support," says the introductory article.

This series—which begins with a focus on schools— exposes the harm of punishing parents instead of addressing the root causes of child welfare involvement in the U.S. The series provides information that parents can use to advocate for their families and communities and highlights efforts to target community conditions instead of families.