Tools for Advocates

Op-Ed by Children First for Oregon

SPARC and Children First for Oregon worked on composing this op-ed in response to a column blaming the Department of Human Services’ Office of Child Welfare Programs¬†for recent child deaths in Oregon. It was placed in the Oregonian on Saturday, June 30th, 2012 and can be found here. Preventing Child Abuse: We Know How, But...

AFC Fact Sheet: How the Child Welfare System Works – May 2012

The federal Administration for Children and Families recently released this fact sheet that provides a brief overview of the various functions of the child welfare system. The fact sheet can be found at the ACF’s Child Welfare Information Gateway¬†and is also available in Spanish.

Sample Op-Ed from the Oklahoman

Below is an example of an op-ed that SPARC helped with. It was placed in the Oklahoman on Sunday, May 13th, 2012 and can be found here. Child advocate says foster care improvements are possible in Oklahoma The Oklahoman, by Laura Boyd, May 13, 2012 When it comes to child abuse and neglect, we have...