Systemic organizing is one of the main pillars of the Collective of Child Welfare Survivors (“CCWS”). CCWS considers systemic organizing to be any kind of public advocacy, campaign, or organizing effort to address a systemic issue collectively impacting child welfare survivors.

Systemic organizing may also address the experiences of specific communities within the child welfare experience.

As well, systemic organizing may be one of the methods to address a specific issue, for example the deportation of one specific child welfare survivor. This would be to call public attention to the individual issue while highlighting the underlying systemic conditions that resulted in the individual experience. 

Complicating Permanency Planning

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The Forgotten Ones