Schuyler Center’s December 13th policy forum, Transforming Child Welfare and Children’s Lives:  Proven Strategies that Strengthen Families, was a tremendous success. The sold-out crowd included advocates, providers, policymakers, foster care alumni, new friends and old. Speakers included Sheila J. Poole, Acting Commissioner of NYS Office of Children and Family ServicesLinda S. Spears, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families; Molly McGrath Tierney, Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services; Anni Keane and Rosie Williams, alumnae of the foster care system and advocates for You Gotta Believe; and Jeanette Vega, a parent previously involved with the child welfare system and now a parent leader for Rise. The speakers were inspiring in their passion, and in the practical suggestions they offered. 

Click here to read highlights from the event.