This document summarizes a systematic review that confirmed racial disparities and overrepresentation of Black youth, ages 10-17, involved with the child welfare system in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand where Black communities are the population minority.
Document Category: Disproportionality & Disparities
This document provides guidelines and suggestions for how to integrate a focus on equity and inclusion into the stages and activities associated with Child Family Services Reviews (CFSR).
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.
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.
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.
“The purpose of this document is to present how APHSA’s Organizational Effectiveness Department proposes to work with agencies that are ready and willing to engage in these efforts and work towards equitable treatment and outcomes for their clients. Although inequitable outcomes may exist for many demographic groups within child welfare, our discussion regarding disproportionality and …
In this eye-opening talk about the impact of race and neighborhood on foster-care decisions, social worker Jessica Pryce shares a promising solution to help child welfare agencies make bias-free assessments about when to remove children from their families. “Let’s work together to build a system that wants to make families stronger instead of pulling them …
This document summarizes a case study that identified aspects of child welfare practices that contributed to a decrease in the number and disproportionality of African American/Black children in foster care in two New York counties.
This third session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series will highlight how Allegheny County Department of Human Services uses data to inform child welfare practice and address the racial disproportionality that exists along the child welfare continuum.
This guide provides non-profit organizations with a step-by-step approach – in seven phases – to achieving diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. It offers a template developed from lessons learned and best practices of the many organizations that have collaborated with the program in a peer learning community.