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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Resources From Other Systems

Confronting Racial Bias at Work: Challenges and Solutions for 21st Century Employment Discrimination
This report reviews the systemic barriers impacting workers of color drawing upon academic research, interviews with discrimination lawyers and EEOC officials, and surveys of worker advocates and presents systemic solutions and recommendations for what our nation needs now and in the future to secure fairness and racially equitable outcomes for workers of color. (2016)

Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care: Technical Assistance Bulletin (2013)
This report utilizes (2013) Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data and 2013 census population estimates data to calculate current disproportionality indexes for the nation, every state, and Washington, D.C. The report makes comparisons between 2000 and 2013 disproportionality rates to illustrate changes that have occurred in the last decade regarding overrepresentation of children of color in the foster care system. (2015) 

Implicit Bias in the Child Welfare, Education and Mental Health Systems
This paper investigates the impact of racial bias on three public institutions: the child welfare, education, and mental health systems. (2015)

Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK) Tribal Equity toolkit
This toolkit identifies areas in which existing tribal laws may discriminate against Two Spirit/LGBT individuals and gives tribal legislators a brief overview of legal and policy issues that impact the equal treatment of Two Spirit/LGBT Community members, and offers sample resolution and code language for tribal lawmakers to consider adopting to maximize equality within their communities.

National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Child Development Center
This website offers resources and publications, distance learning opportunities, self-assessments and information on projects and initiatives to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity.

Social Workers Moving Beyond Neutrality: Confronting Racial Injustice Conference
This four part video features a day-long conference that focuses on racial disparities in education and the criminal justice system, as well as the overrepresentation of people of color among those living in poverty; focuses on African Americans as the more disproportionately disadvantaged population in these three areas; and provides a forum for social workers and social work students to come together to first learn about the disparities and then collectively discuss how to become involved in addressing racial disparities in local communities. (2015)

Tools for Thought: Using Racial Equity Impact Assessments for Effective Policymaking
This study explores assessment tools that measure the impact of proposed legislation on populations of color and are effective in shaping policy. (2016)