helping systems keep kids safely with their families

(not from their families)


A child’s need for an uninterrupted sense of love and belonging
is necessary for healthy development, however our current
foster care system was not built on this foundation.

It’s time to rebuild together.

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Bright Spots is live!

The leaders and workers we partner with are always looking for approaches that work for families and understand that even the most well-intentioned programs can result in unintended consequences. When considering practice shifts, they ask themselves, “Is this what families want? Will this really work…for them?”

 There wasn’t a place for impacted parents to provide direct feedback on practice, nor was there a place for these emerging practices that work best for families to be highlighted. In response to this gap, Alia decided to create an online collection of innovative child welfare practice approaches reviewed and recommended by impacted parents, called Bright Spots.

Our goal is for Bright Spots to provide leaders in child welfare a trusted source of practices we know work for families.

Visit Bright Spots
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our project work

We partner with agencies across the U.S in short and long-term engagements to create sustainable, meaningful change.

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upcoming offerings

Each year, we offer a variety of trainings, Summits and webinars, as well as a course with the University of Minnesota!

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