I am passionate about making life more equitable for all children. As parents, there is more power in our everyday decisions than we realize. As a former attorney for children in foster care, a mother, and an author, I take a practical, inclusive approach to speaking about the issues. Below is a sampling of the issues and ideas I commonly speak on.
Subject areas covered in my book, Wanting What’s Best: Parenting, Privilege, and Building a Just World:
Activism, Mutual Aid, and Grassroots Organizing
Money, Wealth, and Legacy
Specific Talking Points
The role of anxiety and fear in modern day parenting culture
The dark side of privileged parents pursuing “what’s best” for their children
What systemic inequality looks like in schools and what parents can do to change it
Inequities in the childcare system and how parents might approach childcare decisions
The pressures of the college admissions process, and how parents can navigate them without losing their minds
How parents can become effective activists in their local and school communities
The racial wealth gap and the role of reparations in addressing it
“Strengthening The Forever Homes: Post-Adoption Support In Challenging Cases,” June 2014, National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) /Florida State Foster/Adoptive Association (FSFAPA), National Education Conference, Orlando FL
“Are You Still My Family? Policy And Practice Surrounding Post-Adoption Sibling Visitation” August 2014, National Association of Council for Children, Denver CO
“Are You Still My Family? Policy and Practice Around Post-Adoption Sibling Visitation” April 2015, Rudd Adoption Conference, Amherst, MA
“Are You Still My Family? Exploring Legal/Policy/Practice Adoption Issues Related To Foster Placements Of Sibling Groups,” March 2014, Capital University School of Law, The 10th Annual Wells Conference on Adoption Law, Columbus, OH
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