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This past WISE Coalition Meeting featured 3 speakers: Patti Heffernan, Rochelle Magee, and Molly Hanseter. We delved into the intricate relationship between child welfare, parenting, and substance use. Dr. Anderson, chair of WISE, opened the session, acknowledging National Native American Month and expressing gratitude for the year’s collective efforts.
The meeting underscored the crucial need for compassionate support systems for biological parents within the child welfare system. By blending personal stories with data, the session illuminated the complexities of these issues, advocating for systemic changes to better support and understand affected families.