Document Category: Inclusivity/Racial Equity

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 …

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Everyday Workplace Discrimination: NCWWI 1-page Summary

Utilizing the Psychological Stressor-Strain theory, this study assessed the associations between everyday workplace discrimination, racial/ethnic identities, and psychological well-being among public child welfare case workers. Add to My Resources 1


This section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway includes issues such as overrepresentation in the child welfare system, underrepresentation in support services, inequitable investigations for suspected cases of maltreatment, and disparities in decision-making. Additionally, this section provides resources on pursuing racial and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) equity in child welfare. Add to …

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Child Welfare Practice to Address Racial Disproportionality and Disparity

This bulletin provides a brief overview of the problem of racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare system. It then describes practices that child welfare caseworkers, administrators, program managers, and policymakers can implement to address these issues in general and at specific decision-making points along the child welfare continuum. Add to My …

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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 lists several relevant public health initiatives Add to My Resources 0