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National Alliance for Parent Representation

2nd National Interdisciplinary Parent Representation Conference

May 11, 2023 – May 12, 2023: The conference focuses on the importance of interdisciplinary representation recognizing that parents with lived experience and social workers are important members of the family defense team and are necessary components of strong legal defense.

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2021 National Parent Representation Conference

The National Alliance for Parent Representation hosted a virtual convening on May 20-21, 2021. Two half-day sessions were dedicated to advocating for parents in the child welfare system. Videotaped presentations are available at the link.

Building Partnerships Between Parents and Caregivers

In this December 1, 2020 webinar, Birth Parent National Network leaders and lawyers who work as part of interdisciplinary legal representation teams share new Birth and Foster Parent Partnership Tools, the importance of parents and caregivers working together to achieve positive outcomes for children, and how the legal team can support the relationships between parents and caregivers.

White Supremacy in the Institution of Child Welfare

The National Alliance on Parent Representation, responding to national attention on racial justice issues, hosted two virtual events designed to engage the legal and child welfare communities in a conversation about white supremacy in the institution of child welfare. This page shares video recordings and related resources from those events.

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High Quality Family Defense in the Time of COVID

In this webinar for New Jersey parent advocates, Kathleen Creamer, April Lee, and Saadiqa Kumanyika from Community Legal Services in Philadelphia share advocacy challenges during the pandemic and strategies for addressing them on a systemic level and in individual client cases.

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Interdisciplinary Parent Representation Webinar

On May 21, 2020, the National Alliance for Parent Representation hosted the webinar "Interdisciplinary Parent Representation: Bringing Hope to Families During the Pandemic and Beyond." A recording of the webinar is now available.

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Practical information for parent attorneys

National Reunification Month

Celebrated in June, National Reunification Month recognizes the people and efforts around the country that help families to stay together.

Meet the National Alliance Team

ABA staff and a National Steering Committee bring extensive knowledge and expertise to the National Alliance's parent representation work.