Racial Equity

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. If you have resources to add to this collection, please contact Sharon Kollar at skollar@albany.edu.

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Intercultural Development Inventory Overview VideoThis video will help you learn more about the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and how it can help you learn …, , , 2024
Integrated Curriculum Guide for Social Work Practice With American Indians and Alaska Natives in Child WelfareThis guide provides a curricular framework based upon the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards …, , , , , 2024
Mental Health and the Child Welfare WorkforceThis infographic describes the workforce mental health crisis, the impacts of not supporting employees’ well-being, and how child welfare organizations …, , , , , , , , 2023
NCWWI Inclusivity and Racial Equity Reference ListThis comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing inclusivity and …, 2023
How does turnover in the child welfare workforce impact children and families?Learn about child welfare workforce turnover, its challenges to child protection agencies, and the impact it has on children and …, , , , , 2023
How are child protection agencies navigating and addressing workforce challenges?Learn how several jurisdictions are implementing strategies to recruit and retain a strong child welfare workforce., , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023
Partnership for Sustainable ChangeResearch indicates that change is not sustainable when we do not meaningfully engage those most impacted by a change (even …, , , , , , , 2021
Think of UsThis organization is dedicated to transforming the child welfare system to center lived experiences. They operate as a research and …, , , , , , , , , , , 2023
Self-Healing CommunitiesThis article by RWJF describes how addressing problems that a community is facing collectively rather than as stand-alone issues is …, , , , , 2016
Community Engagement SpectrumThis table details how power can be shifted to the people who are actually impacted by poverty when it comes …, 2021
Leading Social Transformations: A Case Study Update on Advancing the Common GoodThis webinar follows-up on a case study published May 2021 focusing on methods for large-scale transformation in Canada’s family justice …, , , , , , , , , 2021
PACEs connection – NJ ACEs Collaborative ACEs Screening PositionThe NJ ACEs Collaborative states that ACEs screenings should not be a diagnostic or treatment mechanism but rather a tool …, 2021
Structural Racism Booklet: Research and Policy AnalysesThe National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives has consolidated a 40-page booklet of factsheets documenting evidence of for structural …, , 2022
The Future of Healing: Shifting from Trauma-Informed Care to Healing Centered EngagementIn this blog post, Ginwright describes the shortcomings of the term “trauma informed care,” as it is incomplete, requires that …, , , 2018
How One State Achieved Breakthrough Improvements in a Highly Stressed Foster Care SystemThis webinar discusses Restore Hope Arkansas’ work in transforming Arkansas’ foster care system and highlights the process of creating and …, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Number Story: Support Families and CommunityThis webpage from NumberStory provides information about how an individual can provide support to families and communities through traumatic situations, …, , , , , , 2021
Trauma-Informed LibrariesThis webpage is a PACEs Connection community of library professionals and library supporters who seek to share ACEs Science with …, , , 2023
Community Prevention InitiativeThe Community Prevention Initiative (CPI) provides substance use disorder prevention (SUD Pv) training and technical assistance and capacity building services …, , , , , , 2023
Coalition for Racial Equity and Social JusticeThe Coalition4justice provides a safe space for all individuals to come together and engage in authentic conversations about racial and …, , , 2020
Cape Fear CollectiveThe Cape Fear Collective is an organization driving systemic change in southeastern North Carolina through partnerships with community organizations and …, , 2023
30 Years of Knowledge Building for an Effective Kin-First Culture: A Natural Family Resource for Children in and out of the Child Welfare SystemAn examination of how child welfare policy in this country has failed children, youth, families, and their communities for decades …, , , , , , 2022
Thriving Families Safer Children Equitable Compensation Taskforce ReportThe Thriving Families Safer Children (TFSC) movement includes 22 sites nationwide as well as lived expert leaders and five national …, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2023
Racial Equity ToolsThere are two sections on this site that focus on organizational change. The PLAN/Issues section provides the concepts and frameworks …, , , , , , , , , 2020
What is Community Engaged Research (CER)?Community engaged research is a process that incorporates input from people who the research outcomes will impact and involves such …, , , , , , 2023
11 Suggested Actions Towards Anti-RacismActions your organization or unit can take towards addressing structural racism., , , 2022
Creating an Inclusive, Equitable, Anti-Racist WorkplaceThe need to focus on race and equity in child and family serving systems has been magnified by recent events. …, , 2020
Anti-Racist Organizational DevelopmentNJJN’s membership community has committed to engaging in self-analyses to reflect on how our organizations can better undo the systemic …, , , , , , ,
Eight principles and practices of Indigenous child welfare: An excerpt from Pathways in a ForestThe report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to revitalize Indigenous approaches to child welfare, develop comprehensive community-based …, , , , , , , , 2019
Reimagining Black Families’ Cultural Assets Can Inform Policies and Practices That Enhance Their Well-beingThis brief is part of a larger effort by Child Trends researchers to expand knowledge about Black children and families. …, , , 2022
Evidence2Success Framework Shapes Services for Black Youth in MiamiLib­er­ty City is one of five com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­try car­ry­ing out the Foundation’s Evidence2Success® frame­work, a mul­ti-step approach that …, , , 2022
Addressing Economic Hardship Key to Preventing Child Welfare System InvolvementThis brief summarizes historical policy context and provides an overview of policy, programmatic, analytic, and engagement strategies for leveraging economic …, , , , , , , , , , , 2021
New Tool to Assess Survey Data for Racial BiasThis tool provides a clear, systematic method for researchers to determine whether survey data they plan to analyze were collected …, , , , , , 2021
Overloaded: Understanding NeglectJoin host Luke Waldo, Director of Program Design and Community Engagement at the Institute for Child and Family Well-being, as …, , , , , , , 2022
New Study to Apply Race Equity Lens to Federal Child Welfare DataIn a new project funded by the federal government, Chapin Hall and partners at Georgia State University will apply a …, , , 2023
The Nebraska Foster Care Review Office Annual ReportThis report contains the Foster Care Review Office’s (FCRO) independent data and analysis of the child welfare system with recommendations …, , 2022
The Data Equity FrameworkThe Data Equity Framework is a systematic process that provides you with a set of tools, checklists, and practices that …, , , , , , 2021
A Key Connection: Economic Stability and Family Well-beingChapin Hall experts have brought together evidence about the connections between economic and concrete supports and involvement with child welfare. …, , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
2022 Signature Report, Investing in Equity: Sustaining hope for children and familiesCasey Family Programs recognizes that the safety and well-being of children must be seen in the context of their families, …, , , , , , , , , , 2022
System Transformation Through Community Leadership WebinarDuring the webinar, panelists explore how systems can learn from and center youth, families, and community members whose lives are …, , , , , 2022
Strengthening Families Through Prevention and Collaboration: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2020Explore collaborative approaches to advance prevention presented by people with lived and professional child welfare expertise., , , , , , 2020
Working With Black FamiliesThis page highlights issues relevant to working with Black families. This includes understanding the impact of racism, historical trauma, and …, , , , , , , 2021
Closing Remarks From Aysha E. Schomburg, Associate Commissioner, Children’s BureauLearn about the Children’s Bureau’s commitment to racial and other equity in its work and the actions the Children’s Bureau …, 2021
Advancing Racial Equity in Child Welfare: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2021Explore strategies to advance racial equity in child welfare presented by families and youth with lived expertise and other national …, , , , , , , , , , 2021
NCWWI Leadership Academy: Cross-site final evaluation report, pre-training to 6-month follow-upEvaluators from NCWWI conducted a longitudinal assessment of Leadership Academy participant experience (satisfaction, relevance, knowledge gains and application, change project, …, , , , , , , , , , 2023
9 Proven Strategies to Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Your WorkplaceThis article lists 9 ways to improve DEIB within your workplace., , , , , , , , , , 2022
Cultural Humility Strategies(60 minutes) Supervisors have a key role to play in promoting cultural responsiveness and leveraging diversity. This one hour module …, , ,
Assessing Trauma in American Indian/Alaska Native Parents as an ICWA Active Effort: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis summary examines the correlation between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) parents who are involved in ICWA cases, their exposure to …, , , , , , 2023
NCWWI Leadership AcademyThe NCWWI Leadership Academy provides supervisors and managers with opportunities to become skilled in leading change, fostering collaborations, implementing results-oriented …, , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2020
Dear Leaders ToolThis resource includes starting points for child welfare leaders who seek to bring family voice and power into the system., , , , , , , , 2022
Building Bridges for Every Child: Reception, Care and Services to Support Unaccompanied Children in the United StatesThis report offers recommendations for strengthening child-sensitive reception, care, and services for unaccompanied children in the United States. Drawing on …, , , , , 2021
Caring for LGBTQ Children & YouthThis resource provides information about the care and support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning children and youth. The …, , 2021
The Indian Child Welfare Act – What We Need to Know on “Active Efforts”A video sharing the history of ICWA as well as the present state of ICWA. Practice considerations and practice examples …, , , , , , , 2022
Safe & Connected™ Practice ModelA model of practice that includes a research-informed framework, engaged assessments based on strengths, needs and risks, analytical decision making …, , , , , , , 2022
Integrating Positive Youth Development and Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Approaches Across the Child Welfare and Justice SystemsThis paper explores why systems need a new emphasis on Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches that incorporate racial equity and …, , , , , , 2022
Putting Family First: Developing an Evidence-Based Child Welfare Preventive Practice ModelThis paper provides guidance for state child welfare agencies on what to consider when developing a preventive practice model that …, , , , , , , , , , , 2020
Kids Count Data CenterA project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, …, , , , 2022
System Transformation Through Community Leadership: Strategies for building effective partnerships with Black and Brown communitiesChapin Hall has compiled key findings into five system transformation equity bulletins and a toolkit to make lessons from the …, , , , , , , , , ,
Elevating Culturally Specific Evidence-Based PracticesThis brief provides an overview of ten culturally specific programs and two culturally responsive interventions, the evidence for each, and …, , , , , , , , 2021
Family Engagement PlaybookA collection of research-based actionable resources to strengthen individual competencies and organizational support for meaningful family engagement., , , , , , , , 2019
Kansas Racial Equity CollaborativeThe Racial Equity Collaborative is a Kansas statewide effort to understand the history of racial inequities in child welfare and …, , , , , 2022
Undoing Racism Through Social Work: NASW Report to the Profession on Racial Justice Priorities and ActionAs part of NASW’s collaborative five year social change initiative to strengthen their efforts to end racism in the social …, , , , , , 2021
Promoting Antiracist Child Welfare Practice: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis 1-pager summarizes a study where authors interviewed 16 regional- and state-level public child welfare agency administrators representing 13 states …, , , , , , , , , 2022
OnboardingThe Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians worked with the QIC-WD to develop an onboarding program. This video highlights the experience …, , , , , , , , ,
Diversity TrainingAn overview of diversity training, its value, and how it works., , , 2020
Workforce Supports for LGBT EmployeesAn overview of organizational policies and practices that are thought to improve the work experiences of LGBT employees and foster …, , , , , 2020
Organizational JusticeAn overview of organizational justice, otherwise known as the extent to which an organization treats people fairly., , , , , , , 2020
Generations in the WorkplaceAn overview of generational differences in the workplace and strategies organizations can take to address it., , , 2021
Cultural IntelligenceAn overview of cultural intelligence, the importance of it, and what contributes to it., , , , 2021
Diversity and Inclusion ClimatesAn overview of diversity and inclusion climates and how they can be improved., , , , 2022
AFCARS ReportsThe Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) collects case-level information on all children in foster care and …, , , , 2022
Rethinking Child Welfare RecruitmentThis brief discusses the current workforce crisis and provides recommendations on ways child welfare programs can enhance their recruitment efforts., , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Using a Culturally Responsive Leadership Framework: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThe authors developed a culturally responsive leadership framework (CRLF) to address context, distributive leadership, and cultural responsiveness. Examining these elements …, , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Students’ Experiences of an Anishinaabe-Centered Social Work Education Program: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis article, which is the second in a series of three, examines the social work education program at the Center …, , , , , , , , 2022
Centering Child Welfare Worker Well-beingThis infographic describes how child welfare organizations can center child welfare worker well-being to better support children and families., , , , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Safe and Sound: Creating and Nurturing a Culture of SafetyThis flyer provides an overview of the Connecticut Safe and Sound Culture, including definitions of the Five Rs of Safe …, , , , , , , 2021
ICWA Active EffortsThis brief by the Capacity Building Center for Tribes provides an explanation of Active Efforts as they relate to the …, , , , 2022
ICWA Placement PreferencesThis brief from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the law and regulations for following preferred placement preferences with …, , , , 2022
ICWA Online Guide: Qualified Expert WitnessThis brief from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the role of Qualified Expert Witnesses (QEW) in ICWA cases. …, , , , 2022
ICWA Inquiry and NotificationThis overview from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the process for inquiry and notification in ICWA cases and …, , , , 2022
Learning, Leading, Changing: Engaging Emerging Leaders as a Retention StrategyHeld on May 26, 2022, this learning exchange focused on how universities and agencies engage social work students and graduates …, , , , , , , 2022
American Indian/Alaska Natives Curriculum Content Evaluation GuideIn keeping with the Council on Social Work Education’s competency-based education standards and social work competencies this curriculum content guide …, , , , , , 2022
Overrepresentation of Black Children in Child Welfare: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a systematic review that confirmed racial disparities and overrepresentation of Black youth, ages 10-17, involved with the …, , , , , 2022
Learning, Leading, Changing: Advancing Workplace EquityThis learning exchange, held on April 19, 2022, focused on how participants can advance workplace equity in child welfare. Panelists …, , , , , , , , , , , 2022
Learning, Leading, Changing: Collaborating to Enhance ICWA Knowledge and PracticeHeld on March 21, 2022, this learning exchange focused on enhancing knowledge and understanding of ICWA and tribal sovereignty through …, , , , , , 2022
The Indian Self-Determination Act and Social Work PracticeThis infographic describes how the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) applies to child welfare social work practice with …, , , , , , 2022
Advancing Equity and Inclusion Through the Child and Family Services ReviewsThis document provides guidelines and suggestions for how to integrate a focus on equity and inclusion into the stages and …, , , , , 2022
Parenting in Racially and Culturally Diverse Adoptive FamiliesThis fact sheet provides information to help families support their child in developing a healthy racial and cultural identity and …2021
Maintaining Cultural ConnectionsIdentity is one of the seven lifelong core issues in adoption. Connecting with cultural roots is crucial for a child’s …2020
Preparing Families for Racially and Culturally Diverse AdoptionsSome families need additional information and support to help them raise children from a different racial or cultural background. These …, 2020
What Did Child Welfare Learn from 2020: upEnding Systemic RacismThis podcast episode is part of a series that examines what the child welfare field learned during 2020. It features …, , 2021
Reflecting on Racial Equity and InclusionThese short (one minute or less) videos provide reflection questions and link to a racial equity and inclusion resource. We …, , , , , 2022
Intentional Inclusion: Creating Equity in the Workplace Child welfare systems should foster a healthy organizational culture and climate and improve the well-being of the child welfare workforce. …, , , 2021
Everyday Workplace Discrimination: NCWWI 1-page SummaryUtilizing the Psychological Stressor-Strain theory, this study assessed the associations between everyday workplace discrimination, racial/ethnic identities, and psychological well-being among …, , , , , , 2021
Key Takeaways from Building a Resilient Workforce to Address Trauma and Enhance Well-being: Connecting to Cultural WaysThis document lists the key takeaways identified by participants in the NCWWI Discussion Series event, Building a Resilient Workforce to …, 2021
Child Welfare Practice to Address Racial Disproportionality and DisparityThis bulletin provides a brief overview of the problem of racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare …, , , 2021
DisproportionalityThis section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway includes issues such as overrepresentation in the child welfare system, underrepresentation in …, 2021
Racial Equity Resources for Child Welfare ProfessionalsThis website lists resources to support child welfare and related professionals in recognizing individual biases and dismantling systemic racism., 2021
Racial Equity Resources for Child Welfare SystemsThis webpage lists resources about implementing anti-racism practices and working with diverse populations at a systems level., 2021
Racism as Trauma: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document examines results from a study exploring the experiences of 13 Indigenous child protection practitioners in Queensland, Australia, working …, 2021
Intersectionality in Child Welfare InfographicThis infographic describes intersectionality in child welfare, why racial equity is not enough, and how to improve the system for …, 2021
Equity vs. Equality: What’s the Difference?This article outlines the nuances between equity and equality, with examples of each along with other similar concepts. It also …, 2020
Learning to Speak Up for Equity In the WorkplaceThis article addresses common fears surrounding speaking up for equity in the workplace and how to overcome them., 2019
How did the blind removal process in Nassau County, N.Y., reduce disparity among children entering care?This brief describes how Nassau County, NY reduced disparity among children entering foster care by implementing a blind removal process.2021
The Path to Racial Equity in Child Welfare: Valuing family and communityThis policy summit report provides a history of racial equity in child welfare nad includes policy recommendations for reform.2021
Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series Discussion GuideThe Advancing Racial Equity webinar series takes an in-depth look at racism as a driving force of the social determinants …2021
Tool for Building Stamina in Anti-Racism Practice: Moving from Protection to ConnectionThis Tool for Building Stamina (inspired by Robin DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility* and grounded in our understanding of the biology …2021
Native Land Territory AcknowledgementTerritory acknowledgement is a way that people insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. This …, 2021
Racial Equity Meeting Checklist (ACS)The purpose of this checklist is to self-reflect and achieve an equity lens before any staff interaction and meetings (including …2020
Tool for Building Stamina in Anti-Racism Practice: Moving from Protection to ConnectionThis Tool for Building Stamina (inspired by Robin DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility* and grounded in an understanding of the biology …2020
Addressing Disproportionality and Disparities in Child Welfare through Organizational Effectiveness Practice“The purpose of this document is to present how APHSA’s Organizational Effectiveness Department proposes to work with agencies that are …2009
Key Equity Terms and Concepts: A Glossary for Shared UnderstandingDeveloping a shared language for thoughtful discussion about equity is critical for all of our work. This glossary of key …2019
A Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Within Data IntegrationThis body of work seeks to encourage shifts of awareness and practice, by centering racial equity and community voice within …2020
Racial Equity Toolkit to Assess Policies, Initiatives, Programs, and Budget Issues“The Racial Equity Toolkit lays out a process and a set of questions to guide the development, implementation and evaluation …2012
Paying Attention to White Culture and Privilege: A Missing Link to Advancing Racial EquityThis article shares the authors’ observations of patterns of behavior by whites and people of color as we have experienced …2014
Diverse Populations and CommunitiesChild welfare professionals across the country work with children, youth, and families from varied backgrounds and communities with their own …2021
Cultural ResponsivenessResources to help workers, agencies, and systems better understand and enhance their cultural competence. Includes information on working with children, …2021
To Transform Child Welfare, Take Race Out of the EquationIn this eye-opening talk about the impact of race and neighborhood on foster-care decisions, social worker Jessica Pryce shares a …2018
One Journey: National Child Welfare Workforce Institute Racial Equity TeamThis document describes how and why NCWWI created a Racial Equity Team. It includes considerations for developing and structuring the …, 2021
Advancing Inclusivity by Caucusing: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes experiences successfully implementing racial identity-based caucusing in an MSW program social justice class at a large public …, 2021
Understanding BiasThis online learning tool was designed for direct service workers – but has helpful tips for everyone to better understand …2018
How to Overcome BiasA handout created for the Understanding Bias tool that serves as a quick reference. –   –   –   –   –   –   – …2018
Addressing Racial Disparity in Foster Care Placement: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a case study that identified aspects of child welfare practices that contributed to a decrease in the …, 2020
Tribal sovereign status: Conceptualizing its integration into the social work curriculumThis banded dissertation contains three related products: a conceptual article, a research article, and the development of an original social …, 2018
Innovations Exchange Participant Summary on Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Community EngagementThis document contains the feedback and recommendations from participants of the August 18, 2020, NCWWI Innovations Exchange on Inclusivity, Racial …, 2020
Responding to Microaggressions and BiasThis tool can be used to guide conversations about microaggressions.2011
A Guide to Responding to MicroaggressionsThis article discusses how different types of microaggressions affect people’s lives and provides a hands-on guide to strategies, approaches, and …2014
Racial Equity Discussion GuideThis discussion guide provides key messages, reflection questions, and resources for engaging partners in courageous conversations and planning to challenge …, 2020
Building Community Resilience Policy and Advocacy GuideThe BCR Policy Guide is intended to assist organizations in becoming effective policy advocates and educators. It provides guidance to …2018
Five Guiding Principles for Integrating Racial and Ethnic Equity in ResearchTo advance the goal of incorporating a racial and ethnic equity perspective in research and evaluation, Child Trends presents five …2019
How to Embed a Racial and Ethnic Equity Perspective in ResearchThis document provides guidance on how child and youth researchers can incorporate a racial and ethnic equity perspective across the …2019
Implicit Bias 101: Exploring Implicit Bias in Child Welfare4 online modules covering the basics of implicit bias, implications in child welfare, self-reflection, and mitigating unwanted biases. The purpose …2018
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Toolkit (California)The ICWA Toolkit provides a structured compendium of resources designed to assist county administrators and staff to implement culturally appropriate …2016
America Needs All of UsThis tool provides practical messaging tools and strategies that address people’s fears, anxieties, and prejudices head on. In that way, …2016
Operationalizing Equity: putting the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s racial and ethnic equity and inclusion framework into actionThis document follows the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s journey of race equity and inclusion. It contains their framework of implementation …2019
Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity CultureThis guide helps define race equity gaps in organizations as well as how to begin the process of building a …2018
Communities Creating Racial Equity: Ripple Effects of Dialogues to ChangeThis document explores five case studies from New Mexico, Virginia, Kentucky, and New York and the role dialogue plays in …2018
Cultural Humility Practice PrinciplesThis 1-page summary lists 10 practice principles for cultural humility., 2019
Microaggressions in the Child Welfare Workplace: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis resource summarizes the qualitative responses on the topic of microaggressions in the workplace from 30 social workers who identified …, , 2020
Five Guiding Principles for Integrating Racial and Ethnic Equity in ResearchThis article summarizes five guiding principles for integrating racial and ethnic equity in research, including: examining backgrounds and biases, committing …2019
How to Embed a Racial and Ethnic Equity Perspective in Research: Practical Guidance for the Research ProcessFor child and youth research to inform and improve policies, programs, and public opinion, it must identify, explore, and explain …2019
Dismantling Racial Inequity #3: A Data-Driven Approach to Improving Outcomes for Black Girls in Child WelfareThis third session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series will highlight how Allegheny County Department …, , 2017
Understanding the Impact of Implicit BiasThis presentation explores the impact of implicit bias on organizational functioning, training design and delivery, and the broader organizational culture …2016
Achieving Diversity in the Nonprofit Workplace: A Step-by Step GuideThis guide provides non-profit organizations with a step-by-step approach – in seven phases – to achieving diversity and inclusiveness in …, 2010
Guide to Results-Based Planning and Facilitation: Achieving Results and Equity for Vulnerable Children and YouthThis guide explains how to use a proven strategic planning discipline -Results-Based Accountability (RBA) – to achieve population level results, …2014
Data Strategies: Measuring Racial Disparities in Child WelfareThis webinar helps agency leaders, managers and data staff identify at which decision points children of different races experience inequitable …2016
Best Practices Guide for Working with Families from Refugee Backgrounds in Child WelfareThis guide is an overview of selected topics that are relevant to providing culturally responsive services to families with refugee …2008
Diversity QuickBit Module 2: Cultural OpennessAn important dimension of cultural humility is to maintain an openness to the cultural differences. This short 3 minute module …, , 2017
Diversity QuickBit Module 1: Cultural Identity and Situational FactorsKnowing ourselves helps us to recognize our personal biases and stereotypes and to see the world from the perspective of …, 2017
Cultural HumilityThis 30-minute documentary explains what cultural humility is and why we need it, and describes a set of principles that …, 2012
It’s Time to Talk: how to start conversations about racial inequitiesThis report tells how KIDS COUNT advocates in Nebraska, Wisconsin and Washington used solid data, leadership and citizen engagement to …2015
Cultural Responsiveness: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes an article that discusses the initiative “The Diversity Scorecard” being implemented in higher education to address closing the achievement …, 2015
Indian Child Welfare Resources from the National Conference of State LegislaturesThis webpage provides resources about Indian Child Welfare Act, including background, basic provisions, federal guidance and courts, and general information …2017
Resources for Promoting Self-AwarenessThis document provides resources are intended to be a starting point for evaluators to begin developing higher a sense of …2015
Race to Equity Toolkit for ConversationThis toolkit offers facilitation assistance to school, faith, and community groups that want to discuss the data presented in the …2013
Culturally Responsive Child Welfare Practice – CW360This issue explores cultural responsiveness and concepts related to culturally informed practice, features an expanded practice section focusing on innovative, …2015
Culturally Responsive Child Welfare Practice – CW360 Integrated BibliographyThis bibliography offers an extensive list of resources dealing with Cultural Responsive Child Welfare Practice.2015
Cultural Humility and Management in Child WelfareThis webinar discusses culture, multiculturalism, intersectionality and how cultural humility connects to cultural competence and contributes to cultural responsiveness. It …, , 2014
Research Is Action: Disparity, Poverty, and the Need for New KnowledgeThis report explores the issue of disparity in relation to child poverty and maltreatment, and the reasons for investing more …2011
By The Numbers: Using Disaggregated Data to Inform Policies, Practices and Decision-makingThis publication is the second installment in the Race for Results case study series. It features an inside look at …2016
Race for Results: Wisconsin’s Need to Reduce Racial DisparitiesThis is a corresponding publication to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s “Race for Results” report and highlights the pressing need …2014
Race to Equity: A Baseline Report on the State of Racial Disparities in Dane CountyThis report summarizes the first year of data collection, analysis and community feedback–all aimed at promoting greater public awareness and …2013
Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care: Technical Assistance Bulletin (2013)This Bulletin, released June 2015, utilizes (2013) Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data and 2013 census …2015
Strategies to Reduce Racially Disparate Outcomes in Child WelfareThis paper documents the efforts underway in 12 states and localities to tackle the enduring problem of African American, Native …2015
Disproportionality and Disparities: Understanding the Organizational ContributorsThis webinar explores the issue of disproportionality and disparities in child welfare, theories of causation, historical factors, and examines some …, 2011
A Blueprint for Using Data to Reduce Disparities/Disproportionalities in Human Services & Behavioral HealthThis guide shows how to use data to help achieve racial equity in human and behavioral health care services policy, …2013
Tribal and Non-tribal Agencies: A Comparison of how Social Work with Families is Conceptualized in the USThis article explores how the definitions of family impact the provision of services; addresses issues surrounding domestic violence, teen pregnancy, …2014
Racial Justice – The Connecticut Journey: A Conversation about the WorkThis PowerPoint presentation introduces Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families Statewide Racial Justice Workgroup (SRJW) Leadership and their efforts to …2016
Foster Care: HHS Needs to Improve the Consistency and Timeliness of Assistance to TribesThis report examines (1) obstacles facing tribes interested in directly operating a Title IV-E program and (2) the assistance HHS …2015
Institutional Racism and the Social Work Profession: A Call to ActionThis document provides definitions of institutional/structural racism, clarifies how it is relevant to the social work profession, and details how …2007
Achieving Racial Equity: Calling the Social Work Profession to Action BriefThis brief highlights the strategic actions and targeted recommendations developed during the symposium, Achieving Racial Equity: Calling the Social Work …2014
Achieving Racial Equity: Calling the Social Work Profession to ActionThis report includes summaries of all of the presentations, recommendations, and biographies of the speakers at the symposium, Achieving Racial …2014
Social Workers Moving Beyond Neutrality: Confronting Racial Injustice ConferenceThis four part video features a day-long conference that focuses on racial disparities in education and the criminal justice system, …2015
Achieving Racial Equity: Child Welfare Policy Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Children of ColorThis report begins by providing contextual information about the disparities often experienced by children and families of color, followed by …2019
Understanding Structural Racism ActivityThis activity helps participants delve deeper in analyzing racism and start to learn how to use a structural racism lens. …2019
Knowing Who You Are: Helping Youth in Care Develop Their Racial and Ethnic Identity – Facilitator GuideThis guide contains information about the role of the facilitator, things to think about before viewing the video, and group …2005
Knowing Who You Are: Helping Youth in Care Develop Their Racial and Ethnic Identity – Viewer GuideThis guide contains definitions and descriptions related to racial and ethnic identity, background information about the Knowing Who You Are …2005
Knowing Who You Are: Helping Youth in Care Develop Their Racial and Ethnic IdentityThis video provides the catalyst for inspiring courageous conversations and ultimately helping youth in care develop a healthy perspective and …2005
Courageous Conversations about RaceThis webinar presentation describes four steps: notice, engage, understand, and empathize of having courageous conversations about race. 2015
Culture Card: A Guide to Build Cultural AwarenessThis guide provides basic information to enhance cultural competence while providing services in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Keywords: Native …2009
The Wakanheza Project™ Creating Welcoming EnvironmentsThis document provides principles and strategies that prevent or de-escalate stressful situations in public to create more welcoming environments for …2019
The Challenge of Sustaining Cultural and Linguistic CompetenceThis paper provides effective and creative strategies for sustaining cultural and linguistic competence efforts and examples of inclusive strategic planning …2014
Resources for Child Welfare Professionals Working with Families from Refugee BackgroundsThis guide provides information and resources to assist child welfare workers in providing culturally responsive, appropriate services to meet the …2014
NAPCWA Disproportionate Representation: Agency DiagnosticThis tool helps agencies examine disproportionality within their jurisdiction, identify gaps in the agency, target areas for improvements and highlight …2008
Racial Equity Child Welfare Data Analysis Tool State of The Science: Implicit Bias ReviewThis publication highlights new academic literature through the lenses of five main domain areas: criminal justice, health and health care, …, 2016
Racial Disproportionality and Disparity in Child WelfareThis issue brief explores the prevalence of racial disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare system and describes strategies that …2016
Racial Equity Impact AssessmentThis assessment is a systematic examination of how different racial and ethnic groups will likely be affected by a proposed …2009
Race Matters: Unequal Opportunity within the Child Welfare SystemThis brief explains why equal opportunity is important in the U.S. child welfare system, shows the consequences of unintended actions …2002
Race Matters: Organizational Self-AssessmentThis tool contains a questionnaire and next steps that help raise organizational awareness, start focused conversations, contribute to the development …2002
The Institutional Analysis: Uncovering Pathways to Improving Public Systems & Interventions for Children and FamiliesThis paper describes an approach, known as an Institutional Analysis (IA), is to identify organizational structures such as policies, administrative …2015
Fresno County Department of Social Services: Confronting Racial Inequities and Disproportionality to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes for Children & FamiliesThis case study details Fresno County’s efforts to address racial inequities and improve outcomes for all children and youth involved …2015
Places to Watch: Promising Practices to Address Racial Disproportionality in Child WelfareThis report shares ten jurisdictions’ approaches to reducing racial disproportionality and disparities in their child welfare services in order to …2019
Cultural and Linguistic Competence Family Organization AssessmentThis assessment tool supports family-focused organizations to: (1) plan for and incorporate culturally and linguistically competent policies, structures, and practices …2010
Assessing Organizational RacismThis organizational assessment offers a sampling of questions designed to help predominately white organizations and multi-racial organizations of white people …, 2001
Logic Model TemplateThis document is a sample logic model worksheet for racial equity and particular issues.2019
Dismantling Racism: A Resource Book: For Social Change GroupsThis resource book is a compilation of materials designed to supplement a Dismantling Racism workshop, which supports organizations to build …2003
Building a Multi-Ethnic, Inclusive & Antiracist OrganizationThis tool offers resources that support a transformational process to become a more inclusive antiracist and multiracial organization. , 2005
3 Tools for Getting Started with the Race Matters ToolkitThis paper introduces three simple tools for starting racial equity work off right within your organization or others.    2002
Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion within Your OrganizationThis guide provides a clear framework to incorporate race equity and inclusion at every stage of work by foundations or …2014
Structural Racism Theory of Change FrameworkThis presentation by the Center for the Study of Social Policy explains a step-by-step backward mapping process to help identify …2010
Tools for Thought: Using Racial Equity Impact Assessments for Effective PolicymakingThis study explores assessment tools that measure the impact of proposed legislation on populations of color and are effective in …2016
Mind the Gap #9: Achieving Racial Equity through Workforce & Organizational ChangeThis thought-provoking, dynamic webinar helps participants understand and apply a racial equity lens to change efforts in child welfare. , 2016
Racial Equity Training: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes a study that examines participant knowledge and attitudes about race, engagement in racial equity work, and organizational …, 2015
Starting with the Numbers: The importance of data collection & analysis in system efforts to eliminate racial/ethnic disparitiesThis video discusses the work of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families Statewide Racial Justice Workgroup (SRJW) to develop and …2016
Defusing Hate: A Strategic Communication Guide to Counteract Dangerous SpeechThis tool describes strategic communication to prevent dangerous speech from facilitating group-targeted violence, , 2015
Components for Developing Culturally Responsive Seven Approaches to Serving Diverse PopulationsThis guide lists seven components that serve as the foundation to creating culturally responsive programs., 2017
Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide for Community-Based OrganizationsThis resource guide identifies easily accessible resources on cultural competency that CBOs can use to become more responsive to the …2017
The Implicit Association TestThis assessment measures unconscious associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other characteristics.2013
Partnering with Latino and Immigrant Families: Resources and Suggestions for Child Welfare ProfessionalsThis guide shares background information, resources, and suggestions to help you achieve safety, permanence, and well-being for Latino and immigrant …2015
Standards and Indicators for Cultural Competence in Social Work PracticeThis document provides guidance on the implementation and realization of culturally competent practice.2015
Activity to Explore the Impact of Skin ColorThis document guides an activity that illustrates the different experiences participants may have based on the color of their skin …2019
The Four Agreements of Courageous ConversationsThis document offers guidelines that help create the conditions for safe exploration and learning for all throughcourageous conversations about race.2006
Addressing Implicit Bias in the Child Welfare SystemThis presentation outlines disparities throughout the process (i.e, referral & investigation, substantiation, removal & out-of-home placement), impact of implicit bias, …2017
White Privilege Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntoshThis document lists personal examples of unearned advantage and encourages individuals to reflect on and recognize their own unearned advantages …, 1988
Pathways to Tribal Title IV-E: Tribal Title IV-E OptionsThis document assists tribes in determining if applying for direct Title IV-E funding or pursuing a Tribal-State Agreement might be …, 2017
Identifying Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Human Services: A Conceptual Framework and Literature ReviewThis report helps the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) build the base of knowledge necessary to reliably identify and …2017
Building a Culturally Responsive Workforce: The Texas Model for Undoing Disproportionality & Disparities in Child Welfare (1-page Summary)This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that highlights a collection of strategies for building a culturally responsive workforce based upon …, 2013
Biases: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document describes the biases that can create barriers to organizational change and gives pointed recommendations for confronting and changing …, 2018
Dismantling Racial Inequity #4: Slow and Steady Wins the RACE of Child Welfare EquityThis fourth session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series will highlight how Connecticut Department of …, 2018
Dismantling Racial Inequity #2: Community Collaboration and Grassroots EffortThis webinar is the second session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series and highlights the …, 2017
Diversity in Leadership: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis paper shares findings from two studies that examined the influence of racial similarity/dissimilarity on supervisor and subordinate relationships and …, 2017
Dismantling Racial Inequity #1: Using an Institutional Analysis to Identify Core Issues and Spur ChangeThis webinar is the first session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series and shares key …, , 2017
Tribal Equity toolkit 3.0: Tribal resolutions and codes to support two-spirit & LGBTQ justice in Indian CountryThis toolkit identifies areas in which existing tribal laws may discriminate against Two Spirit/LGBT individuals and gives tribal legislators a …2017
Confronting Racial Bias at Work: Challenges and Solutions for 21st Century Employment DiscriminationThis report reviews the systemic barriers impacting workers of color drawing upon academic research, interviews with discrimination lawyers and EEOC …2019
Advancing Racial Equity and Transforming Government: A Resource Guide to Put Ideas into ActionThis guide provides information on six strategies for advancing racial equity and government transformation and shares the stories and lessons …2015
Racial Equity Action Plans: A How-to ManualThis manual provides guidance for local governments to develop their own Racial Equity Action Plans after a period of research …2016
Racial Equity Toolkit: An Opportunity to Operationalize EquityThis racial equity tool is designed to integrate explicit consideration of racial equity in decisions, including policies, practices, programs and …2016
Operationalizing EquityThis report examines the challenges and breakthroughs experienced by Annie E. Casey Foundation to promote race equity and inclusion to …2017
Promoting Racial Equity Through Workforce and Organizational Actions InfographicThis infographic visually describes what racial equity is in child welfare, why we need to take action, and provides suggestions …, , 2018
Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural OrganizationThis is a chart that describes the six phases of becoming an anti racist multicultural organization.2019
Ten Lessons for Taking Leadership on Racial EquityThis document distills ten lessons for how to take leadership on the difficult topic of race in America and is …2013
Racial Equity Tools GlossaryThis list defines commonly used terms in order to enhance the quality of dialogue and discourse on race in America …2013
Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation: A guide for public dialogue and problem solvingThis guide outlines how to facilitate meaningful dialogue to examine gaps among racial and ethnic groups and create institutional and …2008
Microaggressions: NCWWI 1-page SummaryThis document summarizes an article that evaluates microaggressions and proposes possible approaches to handling situations in which microaggressions occur. The …, 2018
Dismantling Racial Inequity #5: Strengthening Our Efforts Through Partnerships with AcademiaThis fifth session of “Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change” webinar series will highlight New York State’s Office …, 2018
Race Equity Crosswalk ToolThis tool guides teams through questions designed to counteract blind spots that may be keeping leaders from truly seeing the …2017
Racial Equity: Getting to ResultsThis tool highlights how to use a root cause analysis to dig deeply into the sources of racially inequitable outcomes, …2017
Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership GapThis paper examines the racial leadership gap in the nonprofit sector, provides ways to change organizational and systemic barriers, and …2017
Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All ChildrenThis report explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results Index, which …2014
Promoting Child and Family Well Being through Civil Rights ComplianceThis webinar focuses on Federal civil rights laws that protect children and families from discrimination in the child welfare system …2017
Promoting Child and Family Well-Being Through Civil Rights ComplianceThis presentation focuses on Federal civil rights laws that protect children and families from discrimination in the child welfare system …2017
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