Winter 2022 – PublicKnowledge
Family Integrity & Justice Works at Public Knowledge® advocates for the replacement of harmful components of our child welfare system with more humane and respectful approaches. On January 25, 2022, Family Integrity & Justice Works published the Inaugural Issue of the Family Integrity & Justice (FIJ) Quarterly.This free digital publication brings many of the dark realities of the child welfare system to light. The Inaugural Issue looks at the harsh truth of the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) from a variety of experts who have either interacted with or are directly impacted by this harmful legislation.
The first issue of the FIJ Quarterly will educate the public and lawmakers on the destructive, traumatizing practices of ASFA from the perspective of people with lived experience, advocates, practitioners, and national experts. Additionally, it serves as a powerful communication tool and platform to amplify the voice of those experiencing the harsh requirements of ASFA every day.
The FIJW team seeks to amplify and honor the voices of individuals who have experienced the child welfare system. Readers with lived expertise in the child welfare system as parents, children, young adults, kinship care providers or practitioners are invited to submit creative expressions for consideration and possible inclusion in future editions of the Quarterly. Original artwork, poems, and other visual works that speak to your experiences and the need for replacement are welcome on an ongoing basis.
Please email Christie Matlock, Managing Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org for submission information.