This list of resources supports child welfare staff and leaders as they confront implicit bias, implement system changes, and work to achieve racial equity within their organizations and across systems. The nine categories contain tools, guides, assessments, and curricula which are used to increase understanding, facilitate dialogue, deliver training, analyze current policies, and implement sustainable strategies. If there are any resources we can help you find or you have resources to add to this collection, please contact Sharon Kollar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Discussion Guides

3 Tools for Getting Started with the Race Matters Toolkit
This paper introduces three simple tools for starting racial equity work off right. (2006)

Building a Multi-Ethnic, Inclusive & Antiracist Organization
This tool offers resources that support a transformational process to become a more inclusive antiracist and multiracial organization. (2005)

Courageous Conversations about Race
This webinar presentation describes four steps: notice, engage, understand, and empathize of having courageous conversations about race.

Culture Card: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness
This guide provides basic information to enhance cultural competence while providing services in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Keywords: Native American, American Indian (2009)

Dismantling Racism: A Resource Book: For Social Change Groups
This resource book is a compilation of materials designed to supplement a Dismantling Racism workshop, which supports organizations to build a shared analysis of race and racism, to engage in anti-racist organizational development and to move racial justice organizing campaigns. (2005)

Facilitators’ Racial Equity Checklist
This document helps guides facilitators debrief dialogue sessions and make sure a group is working well together. (2010)

Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation Discussion Guide
This discussion guide helps all kinds of people take part in meaningful dialogue to examine gaps among racial and ethnic groups and create institutional and policy change. (2008)

Institutional Racism and the Social Work Profession: A Call to Action
This document provides definitions of institutional/structural racism, clarifies how it is relevant to the social work profession, and details how it is manifested in the social systems within which social workers engage, and offers a vision for how the social work profession can address structural racism, in terms of both limiting its negative influence and creating conditions for effectuating realistic, achievable positive outcomes. (2007)

It’s Time to Talk: How to Start Conversations about Racial Inequities
This report tells how KIDS COUNT advocates in Nebraska, Wisconsin and Washington used solid data, leadership and citizen engagement to spur race-based legislation and community change. It is the first installment in the 5-part Race for Results Case Study series, which explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity in America. (2015)

K. Hardy's Tasks of the Privileged and Subjugated
This model offers guidelines for effectively discussing racism or other forms of social oppression in a mixed group.

Racial Equity Tools Glossary
This list defines commonly used terms in order to enhance the quality of dialogue and discourse on race in America and your community. (2013)

Speed Meeting Activity for Communities Addressing Racism
This activity is for programs addressing racism and racial equity and can be used whenever people don't know each other and need to connect at any phase of the work, and especially in the organizing phase. (2014)

The Four Agreements of Courageous Conversations
This document offers guidelines that help create the conditions for safe exploration and learning for all throughcourageous conversations about race. (2006)