Kimberly Nabarro, PSS is a Parent Leader for Safe Babies, a program of ZERO TO THREE.
Kimberly (Kim) is a Birth Parent with lived experience navigating the child welfare system. Kim is a survivor of domestic violence and an individual in recovery who has navigated incarceration and homelessness and was a teenage parent. She was able to successfully navigate HOPE Adult probation, has an AA degree in Human Services/Pre-Social Work, and has completed a Co-SAC (Substance Abuse Counseling) practicum.
Currently, Kim is a Parent Partner and Makua Ally within the Family WRAP Department at an agency in Hawai’i called EPIC ʻOhana. In that role as a parent partner, she assists parents involved in the child welfare system (CWS) in navigating systems so they can reunite with their children and close their CWS case. Ultimately, her role is to assist in a process that can support healing, empowerment, and self-advocacy. In addition to her Parent Partner role, Kim also works as a Makua Ally, partnering with pregnant women with perinatal substance use to connect them to health services, prenatal supports, and resources to increase healthy outcomes for the mother and baby including prevention of entrance into the child welfare system.
In addition to her direct service work, Kim is very actively engaged in advocacy efforts at the local, state, and national levels. She serves on an Indigenous workgroup, Nā Kama a Hāloa. Kim is a member of Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) and the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance. Kim is a Parent Leader for Safe Babies, a program of ZERO TO THREE, to bring parent voice and support informed practice and policy change for young children and families at the national level. Kim is also a member of the Casey Family Program Birth Parent Advisory Committee and provides her guidance and support to its important consulting work.