IPAN aims to increase the power of parents impacted by child protective systems. We support parents and organizations that mobilize against excessive surveillance and family separation through state care and adoption.
IPAN works to empower parents around the world, so that their voices are heard and their rights protected. Outcomes for children are significantly improved when they grow up in their families. To build successful programs of support, we need to work together in partnership with parents.
Toolkit for Transformation
This online resource was created for parent advocates and their allies wishing to start a parent-led movement for change. The toolkit provides an accessible resource for parent advocates and... Read More
International Review of Parent Advocacy in Child Welfare
This new report published by IPAN and the Better Care Network includes the first international survey of parent advocacy programs. It outlines opportunities and challenges; lessons learnt across different... Read More
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Building an international parent-led movement fighting for families affected by child welfare.
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The Referral Program Support
How to Find Support When You Are Facing the Threat of Child Protection If you are a parent under investigation by child protective services or you have an open... Read More
Rise Testimony, NY State Assembly Hearing on Family Involvement in the Child Welfare and Family Court Systems
Nancy Fortunato, Senior Parent Leader, and Jeanette Vega, Training Director at Rise, submitted written testimony to the NY State Assembly Committee on Children and Families and the Task Force on... Read More
Mom knows best: the new role of parents in children’s social welfare
Article by David Tobis about parent advocacy which starts: Mothers who have had children placed in residential care or foster care have often had little voice on their own... Read More
Campaigning to strengthen the role of parents in child welfare
systems and to promote parent advocacy.