Report/Paper

Achieving Racial Equity: Child Welfare Policy Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Children of Color

This report begins by providing contextual information about the disparities often experienced by children and families of color, followed by detailed policy strategies that have shown promise in reducing disparities and improving outcomes for children and families of, as well as how funds were strategically directed to make these changes. A Race Equity Impact Assessment

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Culturally Responsive Child Welfare Practice – CW360

This issue explores cultural responsiveness and concepts related to culturally informed practice, features an expanded practice section focusing on innovative, community developed practices, presents articles from child welfare stakeholders on practice implementation and the personal impact of addressing culture in child welfare work, and offers tools and information to help professionals apply the concepts in

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A Blueprint for Using Data to Reduce Disparities/Disproportionalities in Human Services & Behavioral Health

This guide shows how to use data to help achieve racial equity in human and behavioral health care services policy, utilizing eight steps: (1) readiness, (2) community engagement, (3) identification, (4) assessment, (5) intervention, (6) evaluation/continuous quality improvement, (7) replication, and (8) sustainability.

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Tribal and Non-tribal Agencies: A Comparison of how Social Work with Families is Conceptualized in the US

This article explores how the definitions of family impact the provision of services; addresses issues surrounding domestic violence, teen pregnancy, child welfare involvement and the inclusion of extended families as part of client’s support network; and discusses the need for direct practice using broader, more inclusive approaches to family and child welfare. This article’s findings

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Racial Equity Child Welfare Data Analysis Tool State of The Science: Implicit Bias Review

This publication highlights new academic literature through the lenses of five main domain areas: criminal justice, health and health care, employment, education, and housing. Accompanying these five content areas is a discussion of the latest research-based strategies for mitigating the influence of implicit biases, assessments, measurements, as well as a recognition of major contributions that

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Racial Disproportionality and Disparity in Child Welfare

This issue brief explores the prevalence of racial disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare system and describes strategies that can assist child welfare administrators, program managers, and policymakers with addressing these issues in general and at specific decision points in the child welfare process (e.g., prevention, reporting, investigation, service provision, out-of-home care, permanency). Examples

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Fresno County Department of Social Services: Confronting Racial Inequities and Disproportionality to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes for Children & Families

This case study details Fresno County’s efforts to address racial inequities and improve outcomes for all children and youth involved in the county’s child welfare system. 

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