Advocacy Matters: Helping Mothers and Their Children
Many women who have experienced domestic violence are also involved with the child protection system (CPS). Most are poor, and a disproportionate number are women of color, both immigrant and U.S. born. Being involved with CPS can be frightening, overwhelming and confusing for them. And as an advocate, you may feel as helpless as the women you are trying to assist. This guidebook is intended to understand a woman’s situation and help her navigate the road to safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency.