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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
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
Thriving Families Safer Children Equitable Compensation Taskforce ReportThe Thriving Families Safer Children (TFSC) movement includes 22 sites nationwide as well as lived expert leaders and five national …, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023
Racial Equity ToolsThere are two sections on this site that focus on organizational change. The PLAN/Issues section provides the concepts and frameworks …, , , , , , , , , 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 …, , , , , , ,
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
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 Nebraska Foster Care Review Office Annual ReportThis report contains the Foster Care Review Office’s (FCRO) independent data and analysis of the child welfare system with recommendations …, , 2022
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
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
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
Kids Count Data CenterA project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, …, , , , 2022
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 …, , , , , , , , ,
AFCARS ReportsThe Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) collects case-level information on all children in foster care and …, , , , 2022
Overrepresentation of Black Children in Child Welfare: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a systematic review that confirmed racial disparities and overrepresentation of Black youth, ages 10-17, involved with the …, , , , , 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
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
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
DisproportionalityThis section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway includes issues such as overrepresentation in the child welfare system, underrepresentation in …, 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
Addressing Disproportionality and Disparities in Child Welfare through Organizational Effectiveness Practice“The purpose of this document is to present how APHSA’s Organizational Effectiveness Department proposes to work with agencies that are …2009
To Transform Child Welfare, Take Race Out of the EquationIn this eye-opening talk about the impact of race and neighborhood on foster-care decisions, social worker Jessica Pryce shares a …2018
Addressing Racial Disparity in Foster Care Placement: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a case study that identified aspects of child welfare practices that contributed to a decrease in the …, 2020
Dismantling Racial Inequity #3: A Data-Driven Approach to Improving Outcomes for Black Girls in Child WelfareThis third session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series will highlight how Allegheny County Department …, , 2017
Achieving Diversity in the Nonprofit Workplace: A Step-by Step GuideThis guide provides non-profit organizations with a step-by-step approach – in seven phases – to achieving diversity and inclusiveness in …, 2010
Data Strategies: Measuring Racial Disparities in Child WelfareThis webinar helps agency leaders, managers and data staff identify at which decision points children of different races experience inequitable …2016
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 …2015
Research Is Action: Disparity, Poverty, and the Need for New KnowledgeThis report explores the issue of disparity in relation to child poverty and maltreatment, and the reasons for investing more …2011
By The Numbers: Using Disaggregated Data to Inform Policies, Practices and Decision-makingThis publication is the second installment in the Race for Results case study series. It features an inside look at …2016
Race for Results: Wisconsin’s Need to Reduce Racial DisparitiesThis is a corresponding publication to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s “Race for Results” report and highlights the pressing need …2014
Race to Equity: A Baseline Report on the State of Racial Disparities in Dane CountyThis report summarizes the first year of data collection, analysis and community feedback–all aimed at promoting greater public awareness and …2013
Strategies to Reduce Racially Disparate Outcomes in Child WelfareThis paper documents the efforts underway in 12 states and localities to tackle the enduring problem of African American, Native …2015
Disproportionality and Disparities: Understanding the Organizational ContributorsThis webinar explores the issue of disproportionality and disparities in child welfare, theories of causation, historical factors, and examines some …, 2011
A Blueprint for Using Data to Reduce Disparities/Disproportionalities in Human Services & Behavioral HealthThis guide shows how to use data to help achieve racial equity in human and behavioral health care services policy, …2013
Tribal and Non-tribal Agencies: A Comparison of how Social Work with Families is Conceptualized in the USThis article explores how the definitions of family impact the provision of services; addresses issues surrounding domestic violence, teen pregnancy, …2014
Racial Equity Impact AssessmentThis assessment is a systematic examination of how different racial and ethnic groups will likely be affected by a proposed …2009
NAPCWA Disproportionate Representation: Agency DiagnosticThis tool helps agencies examine disproportionality within their jurisdiction, identify gaps in the agency, target areas for improvements and highlight …2008
Racial Equity Child Welfare Data Analysis Tool State of The Science: Implicit Bias ReviewThis publication highlights new academic literature through the lenses of five main domain areas: criminal justice, health and health care, …, 2016
Racial Disproportionality and Disparity in Child WelfareThis issue brief explores the prevalence of racial disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare system and describes strategies that …2016
Race Matters: Unequal Opportunity within the Child Welfare SystemThis brief explains why equal opportunity is important in the U.S. child welfare system, shows the consequences of unintended actions …2002
Race Matters: Organizational Self-AssessmentThis tool contains a questionnaire and next steps that help raise organizational awareness, start focused conversations, contribute to the development …2002
The Institutional Analysis: Uncovering Pathways to Improving Public Systems & Interventions for Children and FamiliesThis paper describes an approach, known as an Institutional Analysis (IA), is to identify organizational structures such as policies, administrative …2015
Fresno County Department of Social Services: Confronting Racial Inequities and Disproportionality to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes for Children & FamiliesThis case study details Fresno County’s efforts to address racial inequities and improve outcomes for all children and youth involved …2015
Places to Watch: Promising Practices to Address Racial Disproportionality in Child WelfareThis report shares ten jurisdictions’ approaches to reducing racial disproportionality and disparities in their child welfare services in order to …2019
Diversity in Leadership: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper shares findings from two studies that examined the influence of racial similarity/dissimilarity on supervisor and subordinate relationships and …, 2017
Pathways to Tribal Title IV-E: Tribal Title IV-E OptionsThis document assists tribes in determining if applying for direct Title IV-E funding or pursuing a Tribal-State Agreement might be …, 2017
Identifying Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Human Services: A Conceptual Framework and Literature ReviewThis report helps the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) build the base of knowledge necessary to reliably identify and …2017
Building a Culturally Responsive Workforce: The Texas Model for Undoing Disproportionality & Disparities in Child Welfare (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights a collection of strategies for building a culturally responsive workforce based upon …, 2013
Biases: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document describes the biases that can create barriers to organizational change and gives pointed recommendations for confronting and changing …, 2018
Dismantling Racial Inequity #4: Slow and Steady Wins the RACE of Child Welfare EquityThis fourth session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series will highlight how Connecticut Department of …, 2018
Dismantling Racial Inequity #2: Community Collaboration and Grassroots EffortThis webinar is the second session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series and highlights the …, 2017
Dismantling Racial Inequity #1: Using an Institutional Analysis to Identify Core Issues and Spur ChangeThis webinar is the first session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series and shares key …, , 2017
Tribal Equity toolkit 3.0: Tribal resolutions and codes to support two-spirit & LGBTQ justice in Indian CountryThis toolkit identifies areas in which existing tribal laws may discriminate against Two Spirit/LGBT individuals and gives tribal legislators a …2017
Confronting Racial Bias at Work: Challenges and Solutions for 21st Century Employment DiscriminationThis report reviews the systemic barriers impacting workers of color drawing upon academic research, interviews with discrimination lawyers and EEOC …2019
Race Equity Crosswalk ToolThis tool guides teams through questions designed to counteract blind spots that may be keeping leaders from truly seeing the …2017
Racial Equity: Getting to ResultsThis tool highlights how to use a root cause analysis to dig deeply into the sources of racially inequitable outcomes, …2017
Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership GapThis paper examines the racial leadership gap in the nonprofit sector, provides ways to change organizational and systemic barriers, and …2017
Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All ChildrenThis report explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results Index, which …2014
Promoting Child and Family Well Being through Civil Rights ComplianceThis webinar focuses on Federal civil rights laws that protect children and families from discrimination in the child welfare system …2017
Promoting Child and Family Well-Being Through Civil Rights ComplianceThis presentation focuses on Federal civil rights laws that protect children and families from discrimination in the child welfare system …2017
Dismantling Racial Inequity #5: Strengthening Our Efforts Through Partnerships with AcademiaThis fifth session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series will highlight New York State’s Office …, 2018