Advancing Equity in Child Welfare

Addressing racial and ethnic disparities in child welfare requires agencies to intentionally focus on advancing equity in all areas of their work. These resources can help agencies and their partners shift their practice to enhance equity, address oppression, and reduce disparities.


  • Focusing on Race Equity Throughout Change and Implementation offers questions related to race equity for teams to consider throughout change and implementation processes—from the earliest stages of exploring a problem to identifying solutions to ensuring sustainable implementation..
  • Seeking Equity Calls Us to Cultural Humility Children’s Bureau Express article defines the concept of cultural humility as it relates to child welfare and offers tips for child welfare leaders and staff to embed cultural humility into child welfare practice and policies.

Peer Groups

To connect with your peers on race equity and other topics, visit the Center’s Current Peer Groups page for more information or to sign up for a peer group.

Virtual Events

  • Visit the Center’s Events page to learn about upcoming events focused on building an equitable child welfare system.

The Center also offers tailored services to states and jurisdictions to help build agency capacity for creating and maintaining an equitable child welfare system. For more information, contact your State Liaison.