Letter: US Senate Urged to Track “Hidden Foster Care”

A coalition statement submitted to the United States Senate Finance Committee urges members of the committee and the Senate at large to call for data tracking regarding families divided by the practice of “hidden foster care.” The letter was submitted on June 4 by the Parental Rights Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU),…

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Listening to Lived Experience with Sixto Cancel

This week, we’re joined by Sixto Cancel. Sixto is the founder and CEO of Think of Us, a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to reform and transform the child welfare system, led and guided by people who have been directly impacted by this system. Sixto tells us about the work that Think of Us is doing,…

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Recapping the National Conference on Parent Representation with Kathleen Creamer

This week, Kathleen Creamer is returning to the EPPiC Broadcast. Kathleen is the managing attorney of the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia. This week, Kathleen gives us an overview of many topics under discussions at the ABA Center on Children and the Law’s recent National Conference on Parent Representation, which featured…

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Progress for Parental Rights in Texas with Andrew Brown

What effects would legislation proposed in various states have on families and the states’ child welfare systems? To answer that, we looked to Texas, where the same measures have already become law. This week, we talked with Andrew Brown, vice president of Policy with the Texas Public Policy Foundation, about some of the laws Texas…

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New Parental Rights Legislation, with Patti Sullivan

This week, we’re talking with Patti Sullivan, the Parental Rights Foundation’s Florida State Coordinator. Patti and Michael were in DC to bring attention to two national bills aimed at protecting parental rights: the Families’ Rights and Responsibilities Act and the Parental Rights Amendment. They discuss those bills and their efforts in this episode. The EPPiC Broadcast is…

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The Child Welfare System and Homeschooling with James Mason

This week, we’re talking with James Mason, president and senior counsel at the Homeschool Legal Defense Association. Previously, James has served as the president of the Parental Rights Foundation and the host of the EPPiC Broadcast. This week, James tells us about a case in Texas that HSLDA has recently litigated on behalf of a homeschooling…

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Addressing Child Welfare Disproportionality in Minnesota, with Joanna Woolman

This week, Joanna Woolman returns to the podcast! Joanna is an associate professor of law at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and the executive director of the Institute to Transform Child Protection. Today, Joanna tells us about a civil rights complaint brought forward to address the disproportionality of African American children in Minnesota’s child welfare…

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Do Parental Rights Come from the Government? with Will Estrada

This week we talk with Will Estrada, senior counsel at the Homeschool Legal Defense Association and former president of the Parental Rights Foundation, as well as the former host of the EPPiC Broadcast. Will has also served as attorney with the Federal Department of Health and Human Services.  In this episode, Will tells us about…

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Diagnosing a Verdict with Michelle Weidner

This week, we’re talking with Michelle Weidner, executive director of the Family Justice Resource Center in Illinois, which represents families in CPS cases across the country. Michelle is also a parent with lived experience dealing with the child protective system. In this episode, she tells about her experience being falsely accused by a child abuse pediatrician over…

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Rewind: A History of Child Welfare, with Martin Guggenheim

This week, we’re rewinding to a a conversation with Martin Guggenheim from February 2021. In this episode,  we talk with Martin Guggenheim, who has taught at the NYU School of Law for over 25 years, and is one of the foremost experts on family law and family rights today. Marty tells us about his lengthy…

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