Document Category: Advancing Racial Equity

Dear Leaders Tool

This resource includes starting points for child welfare leaders who seek to bring family voice and power into the system.

Building Bridges for Every Child: Reception, Care and Services to Support Unaccompanied Children in the United States

This report offers recommendations for strengthening child-sensitive reception, care, and services for unaccompanied children in the United States. Drawing on UNICEF’s global experience, international guidance, and the insights of key stakeholders, the report intends to offer a constructive, solutions-oriented vision for addressing the challenges related to child-sensitive reception and care within the U.S.

Integrating Positive Youth Development and Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Approaches Across the Child Welfare and Justice Systems

This paper explores why systems need a new emphasis on Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches that incorporate racial equity and inclusion, why it is important to focus on young adults specifically, and why the child welfare and justice systems are particularly important sectors in which to provide positive, developmentally appropriate supports. This paper also introduces …

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Putting Family First: Developing an Evidence-Based Child Welfare Preventive Practice Model

This paper provides guidance for state child welfare agencies on what to consider when developing a preventive practice model that aligns with the requirements of Family First, addresses the unique needs of families within local communities and ensures that selected programs and practices can be implemented with quality. It is designed to help child welfare …

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System Transformation Through Community Leadership: Strategies for building effective partnerships with Black and Brown communities

Chapin Hall has compiled key findings into five system transformation equity bulletins and a toolkit to make lessons from the research accessible to the field, and to promote testing and evaluation of key strategies. The Methods Report, a companion to the five equity bulletins and toolkit, describes the approach and methods used to develop strategies …

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Elevating Culturally Specific Evidence-Based Practices

This brief provides an overview of ten culturally specific programs and two culturally responsive interventions, the evidence for each, and the considerations for next steps to have each reviewed and possibly approved by the Prevention Services Clearinghouse. Each was uniquely and intentionally designed for people of color, with varied social economic status, and seeks to …

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Kansas Racial Equity Collaborative

The Racial Equity Collaborative is a Kansas statewide effort to understand the history of racial inequities in child welfare and to define the problem through a shared language and advocate for racial equity moving forward. Videos and presentation slides discussing these topics are presented.

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.