Eradicating Racism and Bias in Child Welfare, Part 2: Strengthening Families Using Community-Oriented Strategies
Note: This webinar was not recorded per the presenter's wishes.
Resources from Webinar:
- Sugrue, E. (2019). Alia Innovations Research Brief: Evidence base for avoiding family separation in child welfare practice. https://www.aliainnovations.org/research-brief
- Bundy-Fazioli, K., Briar-Lawson, K., & Hardiman, E. R. (2009). A qualitative examination of power between child welfare workers and parents. British Journal of Social Work, 39(8), 1447-1464. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcn038
- White, C. (2006). Federally mandated destruction of the Black Family: The Adoption and Safe Families. Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy, Summer(1), Article 12. http://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/njlsp/vol1/iss1/12
- Wildeman, C., Edwards, F. R., & Wakefield, S. (2020). The cumulative prevalence of termination of parental rights for US children, 2000–2016. Child Maltreatment, 25(1), 32-42. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559519848499
This virtual webinar explored community-level strategies that are driving change around the country. There are social justice champions working tirelessly in child welfare to build anti-racist systems which strengthen our most vulnerable families, and we explored those strategies. It discussed systems theory and what it means for our entire system to evolve into one which develops courageous professionals who positively impact children and their families. There was also a discussion of the most effective leadership traits needed to inspire and lead systemic change. Lastly, this webinar included a look into how we can move from evolutionary change to revolutionary change for our communities and families.
Presented by Jessica A. Pryce, PhD, Executive Director of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare