A child’s basic needs of safety, stability, and an ongoing connection to at least one loving, responsive adult caregiver must be elevated above the rights of all else. By giving voice to this simple truth, we are paving the way for better outcomes for kids in the system. But our voices alone are not enough. Your voice is needed too.
Step Up and Fix This Letter Campaign
Kids in the child welfare system are invisible and powerless. They will remain so until we speak for them. We must give them a voice by using ours on their behalf until they achieve the safety, stability, and love they deserve.
It’s time for our elected officials to Step Up and Fix This. We’ve launched a national campaign to send letters to President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Congress, US Attorney General, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, all state governors, and 2016 presidential candidates. These letters insist our elected officials break down the wall of confidentiality and ensure that a child’s right to safety, stability, and ongoing connection to at least one loving, responsive adult caregiver is elevated above all else.
Join our force for good and add your name to a growing group of citizens who insist on better protection and support for our nation’s most vulnerable kids.
Change Letter Writing Groups
Our Student Change Letter Groups are designed to engage and educate the next generation of caseworkers, attorneys, foster parents, and political leaders while mobilizing them to specific action now.
IKP provides one-hour group presentations to high school and college students who are interested in learning more the child welfare system and how we can all work together to improve the challenges facing abused and neglected children. Special emphasis is placed on the power of healthy relationships, empathy, and community.
Following a thirty-minute presentation and discussion, students write their own letters to elected officials sharing their thoughts and opinions on solutions. Students are eligible to receive one hour of community service for their participation.
Interested in hosting your own change letter group with 5 or 50 of your closest friends? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you all the information you will need.