This is the first of two articles that examines the role that advocates for parents and families can play in furthering the well-being and safety of children. This article highlights how the work of multidisciplinary advocacy teams with legal expertise can help prevent children from entering foster care. The next article will discuss emerging parent representation models that expedite the safe reunification of children already in foster care.
Sankaran, Vivek. "Case Closed: Addressing Unmet Legal Needs and Stabilizing Families." M. L. Raimon, co-author. Center for the Study of Social Policy (2014).