What Will It Take to Reunite Families?, with Martin Guggenheim

The Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) was passed in 1997 to keep children from languishing in foster care, but today it gives state agencies a cash bonus for breaking families apart. How did we get here, and what can we do to give families a fighting chance to stay together?  This week, we talk…

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The Problem with ASFA, with Jerry Milner

This week, Jim talks again with Jerry Milner, former Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau in the US Department of Health and Human Services. Jerry now works with Family Integrity & Justice Works. Jerry explains why the Adoption and Safe Families Act, created in the 1980s, needs to be reformed to preserve families, rather than…

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A Pandemic of Child Abuse?, with Anna Arons

In March 2020, we heard ominous warnings of ‘pandemic of child abuse’ accompanying the COVID-19 shut downs. Children went home, away from the watchful eyes of mandated reporters, and back to their families.  But did cases of child abuse actually increase during the added stress of the pandemic?  This week, Jim sits down with Anna…

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Passing the Parents’ Bill of Rights, with Rep. Erin Grall

This week, Jim sits down with Florida State Rep. Erin Grall, sponsor and architect of the recently passed Florida Parents’ Bill of Rights. Erin tells us about the long road to this historic victory for Florida parents, and how grassroots involvement from local parents helped the bill gain traction. Plus, hear about how this bill…

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A Bill of Rights for Parents, with Patti Sullivan

Florida parents are celebrating a historic victory – the successful passage of a Parents’ Bill of Rights in their state. This week, Michael talks with Patti Sullivan, ParentalRights.org’s Florida State Coordinator, and a long-time advocate for families and parental rights. Patti was deeply involved with the passage of this bill, and she explains how this…

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Standing up for Parents in Family Court, with Judge Ernestine Gray

During her time as a family court judge, foster care rates in her city dropped to just 10% of the national average. How did she do it? This week, Michael talks with former judge Ernestine Gray, who served for 35 years in the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court in Louisiana. Judge Gray explains how she prioritized…

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You’re Invited!

Join us for the Conference on Parental Rights at the Franciscan University of Steubenville October 15-16, 2021. The conference gathers world-renowned speakers to discuss modern challenges facing the traditional role of parents and the erosion of their rights “in recent decades as schools, the courts, and the state have appropriated larger and more far-reaching roles…

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What’s Next for the SAFE Act, with Robin Lundstrum

This week, Jim talks with Arkansas State Rep. Robin Lundstrum, architect of the historic Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act. Robin explains why it has become necessary to ban harmful puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and transgender surgeries for minors. Hear about how this bill was designed with input from policy experts, doctors, psychiatrists, and more.  Robin…

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The Arkansas SAFE Act, with Brandon Showalter

Note: this episode contains graphic medical descriptions that may not be appropriate for some listeners.  Arkansas recently passed the historic Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act, designed to protect underage children from harmful transgender medical procedures. Why is this legislation important to protect your children?  This week, Jim talks with Brandon Showalter, a reporter for…

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