Tough Love

PBS Premiere: July 6, 2015Check the broadcast schedule »

Links & Books


Filmmaker Website -- Information about the film and resources for parents.

POV Parent Resource Guide -- Figuring out what you need to do to get your child(ren) home is one of the most challenging experiences in life. POV and Tough Love have created a guide to help child welfare involved parents have a better experience with the system and find the resources and services they need to help them get their kids home.

To enhance the broadcast, POV has produced an interactive website to enable viewers to explore the film in greater depth. The Tough Love website (here) offers a streaming video trailer for the film; an interview with the filmmaker; a list of related websites, articles and books; a downloadable discussion guide; and special features.


Child Welfare Information Gateway -- Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption and more.

Casey Family Programs -- Casey Family Programs is the nation's largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America.

Annie E. Casey Foundation: Kids Count Data Center -- A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is the premier source for data on child and family well- being in the United States.

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) -- CWLA leads and engages its network of public and private agencies and partners to advance policies, best practices and collaborative strategies that result in better outcomes for children, youth and families that are vulnerable.

Child Welfare Organizing Project (CWOP) -- CWOP provides resources and support to families affected by the Child Welfare system in New York City.

National Center For Child Welfare Excellence (NCCWE) -- A part of the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, NCCWE produces research and provides education and training to Child Welfare professionals.

Rise: Stories by and for Parents Affected by the Child Welfare System -- Founded in 2005, Rise combats pervasive negative stereotypes of child welfare-affected families. Rise trains parents to write about their experiences with the child welfare system in order to support parents and parent advocacy and guide child welfare practitioners and policymakers in becoming more responsive to the families and communities they serve.