David Tobis - From Pariahs to Partners: How Parents Changed New York City's Child Welfare System
David Tobis, PhD, will read from his book about the dramatic changes that were made by parents and their allies to change the child welfare system in New York City. From Pariahs to Partners tells for the first time the inspiring story of the parents and their allies--child welfare commissioners, social workers, lawyers, and foundation officers--who joined together to change the system. David Tobis situates this remarkable success within the larger history of child services in the U.S., a roller coaster of alternating crisis and reform that failed to produce lasting change. But the major focus of the book is on individual parents-most of them women, many of them black or Latina, and all of them poor-who came back from the "other side" of domestic violence, drug addiction, homelessness, and poverty to fight for their rights and their children. Parents are encouraged to attend.
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