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Intercultural Development Inventory Overview VideoThis video will help you learn more about the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and how it can help you learn …, , , 2024
How does turnover in the child welfare workforce impact children and families?Learn about child welfare workforce turnover, its challenges to child protection agencies, and the impact it has on children and …, , , , , 2023
How are child protection agencies navigating and addressing workforce challenges?Learn how several jurisdictions are implementing strategies to recruit and retain a strong child welfare workforce., , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023
Think of UsThis organization is dedicated to transforming the child welfare system to center lived experiences. They operate as a research and …, , , , , , , , , , , 2023
Leading Social Transformations: A Case Study Update on Advancing the Common GoodThis webinar follows-up on a case study published May 2021 focusing on methods for large-scale transformation in Canada’s family justice …, , , , , , , , , 2021
Structural Racism Booklet: Research and Policy AnalysesThe National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives has consolidated a 40-page booklet of factsheets documenting evidence of for structural …, , 2022
How One State Achieved Breakthrough Improvements in a Highly Stressed Foster Care SystemThis webinar discusses Restore Hope Arkansas’ work in transforming Arkansas’ foster care system and highlights the process of creating and …, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Coalition for Racial Equity and Social JusticeThe Coalition4justice provides a safe space for all individuals to come together and engage in authentic conversations about racial and …, , , 2020
Cape Fear CollectiveThe Cape Fear Collective is an organization driving systemic change in southeastern North Carolina through partnerships with community organizations and …, , 2023
30 Years of Knowledge Building for an Effective Kin-First Culture: A Natural Family Resource for Children in and out of the Child Welfare SystemAn examination of how child welfare policy in this country has failed children, youth, families, and their communities for decades …, , , , , , 2022
Racial Equity ToolsThere are two sections on this site that focus on organizational change. The PLAN/Issues section provides the concepts and frameworks …, , , , , , , , , 2020
11 Suggested Actions Towards Anti-RacismActions your organization or unit can take towards addressing structural racism., , , 2022
Creating an Inclusive, Equitable, Anti-Racist WorkplaceThe need to focus on race and equity in child and family serving systems has been magnified by recent events. …, , 2020
Anti-Racist Organizational DevelopmentNJJN’s membership community has committed to engaging in self-analyses to reflect on how our organizations can better undo the systemic …, , , , , , ,
Eight principles and practices of Indigenous child welfare: An excerpt from Pathways in a ForestThe report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to revitalize Indigenous approaches to child welfare, develop comprehensive community-based …, , , , , , , , 2019
Reimagining Black Families’ Cultural Assets Can Inform Policies and Practices That Enhance Their Well-beingThis brief is part of a larger effort by Child Trends researchers to expand knowledge about Black children and families. …, , , 2022
Evidence2Success Framework Shapes Services for Black Youth in MiamiLib­er­ty City is one of five com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­try car­ry­ing out the Foundation’s Evidence2Success® frame­work, a mul­ti-step approach that …, , , 2022
Addressing Economic Hardship Key to Preventing Child Welfare System InvolvementThis brief summarizes historical policy context and provides an overview of policy, programmatic, analytic, and engagement strategies for leveraging economic …, , , , , , , , , , , 2021
New Tool to Assess Survey Data for Racial BiasThis tool provides a clear, systematic method for researchers to determine whether survey data they plan to analyze were collected …, , , , , , 2021
Overloaded: Understanding NeglectJoin host Luke Waldo, Director of Program Design and Community Engagement at the Institute for Child and Family Well-being, as …, , , , , , , 2022
New Study to Apply Race Equity Lens to Federal Child Welfare DataIn a new project funded by the federal government, Chapin Hall and partners at Georgia State University will apply a …, , , 2023
The Data Equity FrameworkThe Data Equity Framework is a systematic process that provides you with a set of tools, checklists, and practices that …, , , , , , 2021
A Key Connection: Economic Stability and Family Well-beingChapin Hall experts have brought together evidence about the connections between economic and concrete supports and involvement with child welfare. …, , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
2022 Signature Report, Investing in Equity: Sustaining hope for children and familiesCasey Family Programs recognizes that the safety and well-being of children must be seen in the context of their families, …, , , , , , , , , , 2022
Working With Black FamiliesThis page highlights issues relevant to working with Black families. This includes understanding the impact of racism, historical trauma, and …, , , , , , , 2021
Closing Remarks From Aysha E. Schomburg, Associate Commissioner, Children’s BureauLearn about the Children’s Bureau’s commitment to racial and other equity in its work and the actions the Children’s Bureau …, 2021
Advancing Racial Equity in Child Welfare: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2021Explore strategies to advance racial equity in child welfare presented by families and youth with lived expertise and other national …, , , , , , , , , , 2021
9 Proven Strategies to Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Your WorkplaceThis article lists 9 ways to improve DEIB within your workplace., , , , , , , , , , 2022
NCWWI Leadership AcademyThe NCWWI Leadership Academy provides supervisors and managers with opportunities to become skilled in leading change, fostering collaborations, implementing results-oriented …, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2020
Dear Leaders ToolThis resource includes starting points for child welfare leaders who seek to bring family voice and power into the system., , , , , , , , 2022
Building Bridges for Every Child: Reception, Care and Services to Support Unaccompanied Children in the United StatesThis report offers recommendations for strengthening child-sensitive reception, care, and services for unaccompanied children in the United States. Drawing on …, , , , , 2021
The Indian Child Welfare Act – What We Need to Know on “Active Efforts”A video sharing the history of ICWA as well as the present state of ICWA. Practice considerations and practice examples …, , , , , , , 2022
Integrating Positive Youth Development and Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Approaches Across the Child Welfare and Justice SystemsThis paper explores why systems need a new emphasis on Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches that incorporate racial equity and …, , , , , , 2022
Putting Family First: Developing an Evidence-Based Child Welfare Preventive Practice ModelThis paper provides guidance for state child welfare agencies on what to consider when developing a preventive practice model that …, , , , , , , , , , , 2020
System Transformation Through Community Leadership: Strategies for building effective partnerships with Black and Brown communitiesChapin Hall has compiled key findings into five system transformation equity bulletins and a toolkit to make lessons from the …, , , , , , , , , ,
Elevating Culturally Specific Evidence-Based PracticesThis brief provides an overview of ten culturally specific programs and two culturally responsive interventions, the evidence for each, and …, , , , , , , , 2021
Kansas Racial Equity CollaborativeThe Racial Equity Collaborative is a Kansas statewide effort to understand the history of racial inequities in child welfare and …, , , , , 2022
Undoing Racism Through Social Work: NASW Report to the Profession on Racial Justice Priorities and ActionAs part of NASW’s collaborative five year social change initiative to strengthen their efforts to end racism in the social …, , , , , , 2021
Promoting Antiracist Child Welfare Practice: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis 1-pager summarizes a study where authors interviewed 16 regional- and state-level public child welfare agency administrators representing 13 states …, , , , , , , , , 2022
OnboardingThe Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians worked with the QIC-WD to develop an onboarding program. This video highlights the experience …, , , , , , , , ,
Diversity TrainingAn overview of diversity training, its value, and how it works., , , 2020
Diversity and Inclusion ClimatesAn overview of diversity and inclusion climates and how they can be improved., , , , 2022
Using a Culturally Responsive Leadership Framework: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThe authors developed a culturally responsive leadership framework (CRLF) to address context, distributive leadership, and cultural responsiveness. Examining these elements …, , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Students’ Experiences of an Anishinaabe-Centered Social Work Education Program: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis article, which is the second in a series of three, examines the social work education program at the Center …, , , , , , , , 2022
Centering Child Welfare Worker Well-beingThis infographic describes how child welfare organizations can center child welfare worker well-being to better support children and families., , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Learning, Leading, Changing: Advancing Workplace EquityThis learning exchange, held on April 19, 2022, focused on how participants can advance workplace equity in child welfare. Panelists …, , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Learning, Leading, Changing: Collaborating to Enhance ICWA Knowledge and PracticeHeld on March 21, 2022, this learning exchange focused on enhancing knowledge and understanding of ICWA and tribal sovereignty through …, , , , , , 2022
Advancing Equity and Inclusion Through the Child and Family Services ReviewsThis document provides guidelines and suggestions for how to integrate a focus on equity and inclusion into the stages and …, , , , , 2022
What Did Child Welfare Learn from 2020: upEnding Systemic RacismThis podcast episode is part of a series that examines what the child welfare field learned during 2020. It features …, , 2021
Reflecting on Racial Equity and InclusionThese short (one minute or less) videos provide reflection questions and link to a racial equity and inclusion resource. We …, , , , , 2022
Intentional Inclusion: Creating Equity in the Workplace Child welfare systems should foster a healthy organizational culture and climate and improve the well-being of the child welfare workforce. …, , , 2021
Everyday Workplace Discrimination: NCWWI 1-page SummaryUtilizing the Psychological Stressor-Strain theory, this study assessed the associations between everyday workplace discrimination, racial/ethnic identities, and psychological well-being among …, , , , , , 2021
Child Welfare Practice to Address Racial Disproportionality and DisparityThis bulletin provides a brief overview of the problem of racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare …, , , 2021
Racial Equity Resources for Child Welfare ProfessionalsThis website lists resources to support child welfare and related professionals in recognizing individual biases and dismantling systemic racism., 2021
Racial Equity Resources for Child Welfare SystemsThis webpage lists resources about implementing anti-racism practices and working with diverse populations at a systems level., 2021
Equity vs. Equality: What’s the Difference?This article outlines the nuances between equity and equality, with examples of each along with other similar concepts. It also …, 2020
Learning to Speak Up for Equity In the WorkplaceThis article addresses common fears surrounding speaking up for equity in the workplace and how to overcome them., 2019
How did the blind removal process in Nassau County, N.Y., reduce disparity among children entering care?This brief describes how Nassau County, NY reduced disparity among children entering foster care by implementing a blind removal process.2021
The Path to Racial Equity in Child Welfare: Valuing family and communityThis policy summit report provides a history of racial equity in child welfare nad includes policy recommendations for reform.2021
Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series Discussion GuideThe Advancing Racial Equity webinar series takes an in-depth look at racism as a driving force of the social determinants …2021
Tool for Building Stamina in Anti-Racism Practice: Moving from Protection to ConnectionThis Tool for Building Stamina (inspired by Robin DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility* and grounded in our understanding of the biology …2021
Native Land Territory AcknowledgementTerritory acknowledgement is a way that people insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. This …, 2021
Racial Equity Meeting Checklist (ACS)The purpose of this checklist is to self-reflect and achieve an equity lens before any staff interaction and meetings (including …2020
Key Equity Terms and Concepts: A Glossary for Shared UnderstandingDeveloping a shared language for thoughtful discussion about equity is critical for all of our work. This glossary of key …2019
A Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Within Data IntegrationThis body of work seeks to encourage shifts of awareness and practice, by centering racial equity and community voice within …2020
Racial Equity Toolkit to Assess Policies, Initiatives, Programs, and Budget Issues“The Racial Equity Toolkit lays out a process and a set of questions to guide the development, implementation and evaluation …2012
Paying Attention to White Culture and Privilege: A Missing Link to Advancing Racial EquityThis article shares the authors’ observations of patterns of behavior by whites and people of color as we have experienced …2014
One Journey: National Child Welfare Workforce Institute Racial Equity TeamThis document describes how and why NCWWI created a Racial Equity Team. It includes considerations for developing and structuring the …, 2021
Advancing Inclusivity by Caucusing: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes experiences successfully implementing racial identity-based caucusing in an MSW program social justice class at a large public …, 2021
Tribal sovereign status: Conceptualizing its integration into the social work curriculumThis banded dissertation contains three related products: a conceptual article, a research article, and the development of an original social …, 2018
Innovations Exchange Participant Summary on Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Community EngagementThis document contains the feedback and recommendations from participants of the August 18, 2020, NCWWI Innovations Exchange on Inclusivity, Racial …, 2020
Racial Equity Discussion GuideThis discussion guide provides key messages, reflection questions, and resources for engaging partners in courageous conversations and planning to challenge …, 2020
Building Community Resilience Policy and Advocacy GuideThe BCR Policy Guide is intended to assist organizations in becoming effective policy advocates and educators. It provides guidance to …2018
Five Guiding Principles for Integrating Racial and Ethnic Equity in ResearchTo advance the goal of incorporating a racial and ethnic equity perspective in research and evaluation, Child Trends presents five …2019
How to Embed a Racial and Ethnic Equity Perspective in ResearchThis document provides guidance on how child and youth researchers can incorporate a racial and ethnic equity perspective across the …2019
America Needs All of UsThis tool provides practical messaging tools and strategies that address people’s fears, anxieties, and prejudices head on. In that way, …2016
Operationalizing Equity: putting the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s racial and ethnic equity and inclusion framework into actionThis document follows the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s journey of race equity and inclusion. It contains their framework of implementation …2019
Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity CultureThis guide helps define race equity gaps in organizations as well as how to begin the process of building a …2018
Communities Creating Racial Equity: Ripple Effects of Dialogues to ChangeThis document explores five case studies from New Mexico, Virginia, Kentucky, and New York and the role dialogue plays in …2018
Five Guiding Principles for Integrating Racial and Ethnic Equity in ResearchThis article summarizes five guiding principles for integrating racial and ethnic equity in research, including: examining backgrounds and biases, committing …2019
How to Embed a Racial and Ethnic Equity Perspective in Research: Practical Guidance for the Research ProcessFor child and youth research to inform and improve policies, programs, and public opinion, it must identify, explore, and explain …2019
Guide to Results-Based Planning and Facilitation: Achieving Results and Equity for Vulnerable Children and YouthThis guide explains how to use a proven strategic planning discipline -Results-Based Accountability (RBA) – to achieve population level results, …2014
Racial Justice – The Connecticut Journey: A Conversation about the WorkThis PowerPoint presentation introduces Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families Statewide Racial Justice Workgroup (SRJW) Leadership and their efforts to …2016
Foster Care: HHS Needs to Improve the Consistency and Timeliness of Assistance to TribesThis report examines (1) obstacles facing tribes interested in directly operating a Title IV-E program and (2) the assistance HHS …2015
Institutional Racism and the Social Work Profession: A Call to ActionThis document provides definitions of institutional/structural racism, clarifies how it is relevant to the social work profession, and details how …2007
Achieving Racial Equity: Calling the Social Work Profession to Action BriefThis brief highlights the strategic actions and targeted recommendations developed during the symposium, Achieving Racial Equity: Calling the Social Work …2014
Achieving Racial Equity: Calling the Social Work Profession to ActionThis report includes summaries of all of the presentations, recommendations, and biographies of the speakers at the symposium, Achieving Racial …2014
Social Workers Moving Beyond Neutrality: Confronting Racial Injustice ConferenceThis four part video features a day-long conference that focuses on racial disparities in education and the criminal justice system, …2015
Achieving Racial Equity: Child Welfare Policy Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Children of ColorThis report begins by providing contextual information about the disparities often experienced by children and families of color, followed by …2019
Cultural and Linguistic Competence Family Organization AssessmentThis assessment tool supports family-focused organizations to: (1) plan for and incorporate culturally and linguistically competent policies, structures, and practices …2010
Assessing Organizational RacismThis organizational assessment offers a sampling of questions designed to help predominately white organizations and multi-racial organizations of white people …, 2001
Logic Model TemplateThis document is a sample logic model worksheet for racial equity and particular issues.2019
Dismantling Racism: A Resource Book: For Social Change GroupsThis resource book is a compilation of materials designed to supplement a Dismantling Racism workshop, which supports organizations to build …2003
Building a Multi-Ethnic, Inclusive & Antiracist OrganizationThis tool offers resources that support a transformational process to become a more inclusive antiracist and multiracial organization. , 2005
3 Tools for Getting Started with the Race Matters ToolkitThis paper introduces three simple tools for starting racial equity work off right within your organization or others.    2002
Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion within Your OrganizationThis guide provides a clear framework to incorporate race equity and inclusion at every stage of work by foundations or …2014
Structural Racism Theory of Change FrameworkThis presentation by the Center for the Study of Social Policy explains a step-by-step backward mapping process to help identify …2010
Tools for Thought: Using Racial Equity Impact Assessments for Effective PolicymakingThis study explores assessment tools that measure the impact of proposed legislation on populations of color and are effective in …2016
Mind the Gap #9: Achieving Racial Equity through Workforce & Organizational ChangeThis thought-provoking, dynamic webinar helps participants understand and apply a racial equity lens to change efforts in child welfare. , 2016
Racial Equity Training: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a study that examines participant knowledge and attitudes about race, engagement in racial equity work, and organizational …, 2015
Starting with the Numbers: The importance of data collection & analysis in system efforts to eliminate racial/ethnic disparitiesThis video discusses the work of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families Statewide Racial Justice Workgroup (SRJW) to develop and …2016
Advancing Racial Equity and Transforming Government: A Resource Guide to Put Ideas into ActionThis guide provides information on six strategies for advancing racial equity and government transformation and shares the stories and lessons …2015
Racial Equity Action Plans: A How-to ManualThis manual provides guidance for local governments to develop their own Racial Equity Action Plans after a period of research …2016
Racial Equity Toolkit: An Opportunity to Operationalize EquityThis racial equity tool is designed to integrate explicit consideration of racial equity in decisions, including policies, practices, programs and …2016
Operationalizing EquityThis report examines the challenges and breakthroughs experienced by Annie E. Casey Foundation to promote race equity and inclusion to …2017
Promoting Racial Equity Through Workforce and Organizational Actions InfographicThis infographic visually describes what racial equity is in child welfare, why we need to take action, and provides suggestions …, , 2018
Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural OrganizationThis is a chart that describes the six phases of becoming an anti racist multicultural organization.2019
Ten Lessons for Taking Leadership on Racial EquityThis document distills ten lessons for how to take leadership on the difficult topic of race in America and is …2013
Racial Equity Tools GlossaryThis list defines commonly used terms in order to enhance the quality of dialogue and discourse on race in America …2013
Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation: A guide for public dialogue and problem solvingThis guide outlines how to facilitate meaningful dialogue to examine gaps among racial and ethnic groups and create institutional and …2008