CommunitycontextCultural Responsiveness & Disproportionality

Additional Keywords: immigration, immigrants, cultural competence, Indian child welfare, linguistic competence, tribal child welfare, disparity, (Resources on Diversity and Inclusivity can be found in the “Organizational Environment” category)

Understanding the Impact of Implicit Bias

This presentation explores the impact of implicit bias on organizational functioning, training design and delivery, and the broader organizational culture…

Partnering with Latino and Immigrant Families: Resources and Suggestions for Child Welfare Professionals

This guide shares background information, resources, and suggestions to help you achieve safety, permanence, and well-being for Latino and immigrant…

Operationalizing Equity

This report examines the challenges and breakthroughs experienced by Annie E. Casey Foundation to promote race equity and inclusion to…

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Standards and Indicators for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice

This document provides guidance on the implementation and realization of culturally competent practice. (2015)

Dismantling Racial Inequity #2: Community Collaboration and Grassroots Effort

This webinar is the second session of "Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change" webinar series and highlights the…

Diversity in Leadership: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper shares findings from two studies that examined the influence of racial similarity/dissimilarity on supervisor and subordinate relationships and…

Promoting Racial Equity Through Workforce and Organizational Actions

This infographic visually describes what racial equity is in child welfare, why we need to take action, and provides suggestions…

Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization

This is a chart that describes the six phases of becoming an anti racist multicultural organization. (2013)

Activity to Explore the Impact of Skin Color

This documents guides an activity that illustrates the different experiences participants may have based on the color of their skin…

Ten Lessons for Taking Leadership on Racial Equity

This document distills ten lessons for how to take leadership on the difficult topic of race in America and is…

Evaluation Terms for Racial Equity

This webpage provides tip sheets for key evaluation terminology and concepts that are helpful to know when describing an evaluation,…

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Child Abuse Characteristics and Patterns among Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese American Families

This curriculum strives to meet the core competencies as outlined by the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC), to provide…

The Four Agreements of Courageous Conversations

This document offers guidelines that help create the conditions for safe exploration and learning for all throughcourageous conversations about race.…

Speed Meeting Activity for Communities Addressing Racism

This activity is for programs addressing racism and racial equity and can be used whenever people don't know each other…

Racial Equity Tools Glossary

This list defines commonly used terms in order to enhance the quality of dialogue and discourse on race in America…

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Addressing Implicit Bias in the Child Welfare System

This presentation outlines disparities throughout the process (i.e, referral & investigation, substantiation, removal & out-of-home placement), impact of implicit bias,…

Dismantling Racial Inequity #1: Using an Institutional Analysis to Identify Core Issues and Spur Change

This webinar is the first session of "Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change" webinar series and shares key…

Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK) Tribal Equity toolkit

This toolkit identifies areas in which existing tribal laws may discriminate against Two Spirit/LGBT individuals and gives tribal legislators a…

Confronting Racial Bias at Work: Challenges and Solutions for 21st Century Employment Discrimination

This report reviews the systemic barriers impacting workers of color drawing upon academic research, interviews with discrimination lawyers and EEOC…

White Privilege Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

This document lists personal examples of unearned advantage and encourages individuals to reflect on and recognize their own unearned advantages…

Understanding Structural Racism Activity

This activity helps participants delve deeper in analyzing racism and start to learn how to use a structural racism lens.…

The Role of Assessment in Achieving Cultural Competence

This document provides an overview on self-assessment, the essential elements in achieving cultural competence, and the contributions of National Center…

Step-Forward-Step-Back-Organizational Identity Activity

This activity shows some of the advantages and disadvantages related to organizational power and privilege. The activity is used to…

Cultural & Linguistic Competence Family Organization Assessment

This assessment tool supports family-focused organizations to: (1) plan for and incorporate culturally and linguistically competent policies, structures, and practices…

Assessing Organizational Racism

This organizational assessment offers a sampling of questions designed to help predominately white organizations and multi-racial organizations of white people…

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NAPCWA Disproportionate Representation: Agency Diagnostic

This tool helps agencies examine disproportionality within their jurisdiction, identify gaps in the agency, target areas for improvements and highlight…

Logic Model Template

This document is a sample logic model worksheet for racial equity and particular issues. (2010)

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Knowing Who You Are: Helping Youth in Care Develop Their Racial and Ethnic Identity - Facilitator Guide

This guide contains information about the role of the facilitator, things to think about before viewing the video, and group…

Knowing Who You Are: Helping Youth in Care Develop Their Racial and Ethnic Identity - Viewer Guide

This guide contains definitions and descriptions related to racial and ethnic identity, background information about the Knowing Who You Are…

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Knowing Who You Are: Helping Youth in Care Develop Their Racial and Ethnic Identity

This video provides the catalyst for inspiring courageous conversations and ultimately helping youth in care develop a healthy perspective and…

Knowing Who You Are

This training designed to raise awareness about the importance developing a healthy sense of racial and ethnic identity (REI). It…

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Child Welfare Practice in a Multicultural Environment: A Core Class for New Child Welfare Workers

This presentation facilitates self-reflection and openness to cultural differences on the part of child welfare workers and to assist the…

Tasks of the Privileged and Subjugated

This model offers guidelines for effectively discussing racism or other forms of social oppression in a mixed group.

Facilitators’ Racial Equity Checklist

This document helps guides facilitators debrief dialogue sessions and make sure a group is working well together. (2010)

Dismantling Racism: A Resource Book: For Social Change Groups

This resource book is a compilation of materials designed to supplement a Dismantling Racism workshop, which supports organizations to build…

Courageous Conversations about Race

This webinar presentation describes four steps: notice, engage, understand, and empathize of having courageous conversations about race. (2013)

Building a Multi-Ethnic, Inclusive & Antiracist Organization

This tool offers resources that support a transformational process to become a more inclusive antiracist and multiracial organization. (2005)

Racial Equity Child Welfare Data Analysis Tool State of The Science: Implicit Bias Review

This publication highlights new academic literature through the lenses of five main domain areas: criminal justice, health and health care,…

Working with Clients who are Immigrants a Guide for Connecticut DCF' Social Workers

This guide was designed for social workers in Connecticut but serves as an example that other states may wish to…

Understanding and Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in the Front End of the Child Welfare System

This executive summary examines the nature of disproportionality in the frontend of the child welfare system and the interventions designed…

Information Packet Cultural Sensitivity with Immigrant Families and Their Children

This document provides basic information on incorporating cultural sensitivity in interventions with immigrant families and children. (2003)

Immigration and Language Guidelines for Child Welfare Staff, 2nd edition

This pamphlet provides an overview of immigration and language issues for the purpose of maximizing child welfare services to meet…

Culturally Competent Practice with Latino Children and Families-Instructor Manual

This training curriculum is designed to train child protection staff on culturally competent practice with Latino children and families by…

Cultural Resources for Practitioners

This document provides child welfare practitioners a list of resources and learning opportunities that focus on cultural issues and specific…

Racial Disproportionality and Disparity in Child Welfare

This issue brief explores the prevalence of racial disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare system and describes strategies that…

Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organizations

This guide identifies easily accessible resources on cultural competency that community-based service organizations can use to become more responsive to…

Racial Equity Impact Assessment

This assessment is a systematic examination of how different racial and ethnic groups will likely be affected by a proposed…

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Race Matters: Unequal Opportunity within the Child Welfare System

This brief explains why equal opportunity is important in the U.S. child welfare system, shows the consequences of unintended actions…

3 Tools for Getting Started with the Race Matters Toolkit

This paper introduces three simple tools for starting racial equity work off right. (2006)

Race Matters: Organizational Self-Assessment

This tool contains a questionnaire and next steps that help raise organizational awareness, start focused conversations, contribute to the development…

The Institutional Analysis: Uncovering Pathways to Improving Public Systems & Interventions for Children and Families

This paper describes an approach, known as an Institutional Analysis (IA), is to identify organizational structures such as policies, administrative…

Fresno County Department of Social Services: Confronting Racial Inequities and Disproportionality to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes for Children & Families

This case study details Fresno County’s efforts to address racial inequities and improve outcomes for all children and youth involved…

Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion within Your Organization

This guide provides a clear framework to incorporate race equity and inclusion at every stage of work by foundations or…

Constructing a Racial Equity Theory of Change: A Practical Guide for Designing Strategies to Close Chronic Racial Outcome Gaps

This publication represents an effort to apply a more race-conscious approach to community building and social justice work and the…

Structural Racism Theory of Change Framework

This presentation by the Center for the Study of Social Policy explains a step-by-step backward mapping process to help identify…

Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) Staff Core Competencies for Working to Achieve Racial Equity

This document outlines the attitudes, skills and knowledge to help the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) staff…

Tools for Thought: Using Racial Equity Impact Assessments for Effective Policymaking

This study explores assessment tools that measure the impact of proposed legislation on populations of color and are effective in…

Mind the Gap #9: Achieving Racial Equity through Workforce & Organizational Change

This thought-provoking, dynamic webinar helps participants understand and apply a racial equity lens to change efforts in child welfare. (2016)

Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children Final Report and Recommendations (MN)

This report advise the governor and legislature on system and practice improvements in the child protection system at all levels…

Places to Watch: Promising Practices to Address Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare

This report shares ten jurisdictions’ approaches to reducing racial disproportionality and disparities in their child welfare services in order to…

Racial Equity Training: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes a study that examines participant knowledge and attitudes about race, engagement in racial equity work, and organizational…

Starting with the Numbers: The importance of data collection & analysis in system efforts to eliminate racial/ethnic disparities

This video discusses the work of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families Statewide Racial Justice Workgroup (SRJW) to develop and…

Culture Card: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness

This guide provides basic information to enhance cultural competence while providing services in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Keywords: Native…

The Wakanheza Project™ Creating Welcoming Environments

This document provides principles and strategies that prevent or de-escalate stressful situations in public to create more welcoming environments for…

The Challenge of Sustaining Cultural and Linguistic Competence

This paper provides effective and creative strategies for sustaining cultural and linguistic competence efforts and examples of inclusive strategic planning…

Resources for Child Welfare Professionals Working with Families from Refugee Backgrounds

This guide provides information and resources to assist child welfare workers in providing culturally responsive, appropriate services to meet the…

Research-Practice Partnerships for Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in Child Welfare and Child Mental Health

This report suggest that research-practice-policy partnerships may help narrow the gap between the development of evidence-based services for young people…

Racial Justice - The Connecticut Journey: A Conversation about the Work

This PowerPoint presentation introduces Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families Statewide Racial Justice Workgroup (SRJW) Leadership and their efforts to…

Best Practices Guide for Working with Families from Refugee Backgrounds in Child Welfare

This guide is an overview of selected topics that are relevant to providing culturally responsive services to families with refugee…

Diversity QuickBit Module 2: Cultural Openness

An important dimension of cultural humility is to maintain an openness to the cultural differences. This short 3 minute module…

Diversity QuickBit Module 1: Cultural Identity and Situational Factors

Knowing ourselves helps us to recognize our personal biases and stereotypes and to see the world from the perspective of…

Cultural Humility

This 30-minute documentary explains what cultural humility is and why we need it, and describes a set of principles that…

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Indian Child Welfare Resources from the National Conference of State Legislatures

This webpage provides resources about Indian Child Welfare Act, including background, basic provisions, federal guidance and courts, and general information…

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth in the Child Welfare System

This training course assists child welfare professionals in being aware of the needs of youth who identify as LGBTQ in…

Research Is Action: Disparity, Poverty, and the Need for New Knowledge

This report explores the issue of disparity in relation to child poverty and maltreatment, and the reasons for investing more…

It’s Time to Talk: how to start conversations about racial inequities

This report tells how KIDS COUNT advocates in Nebraska, Wisconsin and Washington used solid data, leadership and citizen engagement to…

Implicit Bias in the Child Welfare, Education and Mental Health Systems

This paper investigates the impact of racial bias on three public institutions: the child welfare, education, and mental health systems.…

Foster Care: HHS Needs to Improve the Consistency and Timeliness of Assistance to Tribes

This report examines (1) obstacles facing tribes interested in directly operating a Title IV-E program and (2) the assistance HHS…

By The Numbers: Using Disaggregated Data to Inform Policies, Practices and Decision-making

This publication is the second installment in the Race for Results case study series. It features an inside look at…

Foster Care: HHS Needs to Improve the Consistency and Timeliness of Assistance to Tribes

This report examines (1) obstacles facing tribes interested in directly operating a title IV-E program and (2) the assistance HHS…

It’s Time to Talk: How to Start Conversations About Racial Inequities

This report tells how KIDS COUNT advocates in Nebraska, Wisconsin and Washington used solid data, leadership and citizen engagement to…

Cultural Responsiveness: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes an article that discusses the initiative "The Diversity Scorecard" being implemented in higher education to address closing the achievement…

Resources for Promoting Self-Awareness

This document provides resources are intended to be a starting point for evaluators to begin developing higher a sense of…

Institutional Racism and the Social Work Profession: A Call to Action

This document provides definitions of institutional/structural racism, clarifies how it is relevant to the social work profession, and details how…

Achieving Racial Equity: Calling the Social Work Profession to Action Brief

This brief highlights the strategic actions and targeted recommendations developed during the symposium, Achieving Racial Equity: Calling the Social Work…

Achieving Racial Equity: Calling the Social Work Profession to Action

This report includes summaries of all of the presentations, recommendations, and biographies of the speakers at the symposium, Achieving Racial…

Race for Results: Wisconsin’s Need to Reduce Racial Disparities

This is a corresponding publication to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s “Race for Results” report and highlights the pressing need…

Race to Equity Toolkit for Conversation

This toolkit offers facilitation assistance to school, faith, and community groups that want to discuss the data presented in the…

Race to Equity: A Baseline Report on the State of Racial Disparities in Dane County

This report summarizes the first year of data collection, analysis and community feedback--all aimed at promoting greater public awareness and…

Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

This report explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results Index, which…

Social Workers Moving Beyond Neutrality: Confronting Racial Injustice Conference

This four part video features a day-long conference that focuses on racial disparities in education and the criminal justice system,…

Disproportionality Diagnostic Tool

This tool helps users examine disproportionality within their child welfare agency’s jurisdiction, identify gaps, target areas for improvements and highlight…

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Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care: Technical Assistance Bulletin (2013)

This Bulletin, released June 2015, utilizes (2013) Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data and 2013 census…

Strategies to Reduce Racially Disparate Outcomes in Child Welfare

This paper documents the efforts underway in 12 states and localities to tackle the enduring problem of African American, Native…

Cultural Competency Organizational Self-Assessment Toolkit

This toolkit provides agencies with materials to facilitate the organization’s planning and assessment process and includes; background on the development…

Achieving Racial Equity: Child Welfare Policy Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Children of Color

This report begins by providing contextual information about the disparities often experienced by children and families of color, followed by…

Culturally Responsive Child Welfare Practice - CW360

This issue explores cultural responsiveness and concepts related to culturally informed practice, features an expanded practice section focusing on innovative,…

Culturally Responsive Child Welfare Practice - CW360 Integrated Bibliography

This bibliography offers an extensive list of resources dealing with Cultural Responsive Child Welfare Practice. (2015)

Cultural Humility and Management in Child Welfare

This webinar discusses culture, multiculturalism, intersectionality and how cultural humility connects to cultural competence and contributes to cultural responsiveness. It…

Disproportionality and Disparities: Understanding the Organizational Contributors

This webinar explores the issue of disproportionality and disparities in child welfare, theories of causation, historical factors, and examines some…
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