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We Know Investing In Families Works. Why Are We Still Investing in Harm?

November 15, 2022

The family policing system’s punitive approach does not – and cannot – ever authentically heal or prevent anything.

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Stop Colonizers. Protect ICWA.
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Protect the Indian Child Welfare Act

November 1, 2022

ICWA protects Indigenous kids by keeping them in the care of extended family or tribes whenever possible.

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The Power of Co-Opting: Language Is Changing, But Will It Change the Status Quo?

April 7, 2022

When we call a system that surveils, regulates, punishes, and forcibly separates families a “child welfare system,” we misconstrue that system’s purpose and actions. 

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upEND Statement on Texas Governor’s Trans Youth Directive

April 7, 2022

The upEND Movement opposes any efforts made to represent gender-affirming healthcare as child abuse.

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Reproductive Justice Demands the End of Family Policing

March 3, 2022

Communities gathering to abolish the family policing system are continuing the ongoing struggle against reproductive oppression.

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Finding Space to Imagine: How White Supremacy Culture Stifles Creativity

August 11, 2021

How do we collectively and collaboratively create new ways of supporting and caring for families without replicating the coercive structure, surveillance, and separation in other forms?

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New Movement Seeks to upEND the Child Welfare System and Create Anti-Racist Supports for Children and Families

June 19, 2020

Announcing a collaborative movement aimed at protecting Black, Brown, and Native children and reimagining how we serve and support families.

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