Document Category: System Reform

Promoting Antiracist Child Welfare Practice: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This 1-pager summarizes a study where authors interviewed 16 regional- and state-level public child welfare agency administrators representing 13 states on the inequities they see in the child welfare system, the major challenges they’ve experienced advancing antiracist practice, and strategies they believe will be successful in moving the field forward.

Reflecting on Racial Equity and Inclusion

These short (one minute or less) videos provide reflection questions and link to a racial equity and inclusion resource. We hope you will use them to reflect on your racial equity efforts and share them with your colleagues and friends.

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. Attention to issues of racial equity, in all facets of the organization and workforce, is particularly critical. This video discusses how child welfare organizations can create equity in the workforce by promoting diversity, emphasizing the …

Intentional Inclusion: Creating Equity in the Workplace  Read More »

Child Welfare Systems Change: NCWWI Advisory Board Recommendations

The NCWWI Advisory Board was charged to “reimagine” the child welfare system by focusing on promoting child and family well-being. Through their deliberations and recommendations, this “re- envisioning” document, Child Welfare Systems Change, was generated to inform ways to build a child welfare system that is family-centered, anti-colonial, and anti-racist. In the three-tiered prevention approach, …

Child Welfare Systems Change: NCWWI Advisory Board Recommendations Read More »

How can child welfare leaders and providers reimagine support for children and families?

Child welfare systems across the country are looking for opportunities to move upstream and offer proactive support to children and families. In this Q&A, David Sanders reflects on his career as the leader of child protection agencies in Hennepin County, Minnesota, and Los Angeles County, California, as well as his experience at Casey Family Programs, …

How can child welfare leaders and providers reimagine support for children and families? Read More »

Utah’s Family First Plan Approved

The Utah Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Family First Prevention Services Act plan, approved by the Federal Children’s Bureau will allow more children at risk of entering foster care or juvenile justice to remain safely at home. Utah is the first state and second child welfare agency (Washington D.C.) to have an approved prevention plan. …

Utah’s Family First Plan Approved Read More »

Three Branch ToolKit & Webinar

The Three Branch Toolkit and Webinar describe how a three-branch approach takes an intentional step back from governing as usual toward improving outcomes for children and families as a shared objective of all three branches of government. Each branch of state government plays an important role in establishing the framework for child welfare policy and …

Three Branch ToolKit & Webinar Read More »