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Please enjoy this free viewing of Foster Parents Speak: Real Talk About Partnership and Building Community, the Coalition’s award-winning video featuring the words, challenges and triumphs of New York’s foster parents. Normally, streaming on Vimeo for $10  per rental, our documentary partners, PhotoSynthesis Productions, dedicated to using the power of film for education and social justice, has graciously given us viewing access for the Give-a-thon!  

If you cannot watch the full film now, look for an email from us with a link to watch later. It will be accessible until the end of June. Please do make sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see it promptly. We only ask that you please do not download or share our thank you gift!


foster parents speak training video“Foster Parents Speak: Real Talk About Partnership and Building Community” is a thirty-minute video that explores today’s reality of foster parenting and the importance of working in partnership with parents in the best interest of children. Foster parents speak candidly about the challenges in developing and nurturing shared parenting relationships with birth families and professionals to benefit the children in their care. They share real life techniques and strategies for improving communication and cooperation to create partnerships that

Produced in 2018, the thirty-minute film is a “re-boot” of the original, award-winning Foster Parents Speak: Crossing Bridges and Fostering Change video that has been used around the world recruit and train foster parents and to enlighten others about the realities of foster parenting.Produced in 2004, the original documentary, Foster Parents Speak: Crossing Bridges and Fostering Change has been the recipient of numerous awards including, Silver Hugo, INTERCOM/Chicago Film Festival, Honorable Mention, The Chris Awards.

As with the original, this new video is the result of a partnership between the Coalition and PhotoSynthesis Productions of Ithaca. The video was produced in part with support from the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation.


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