Professional Child Welfare Experience: Since 2015
Alishia Agee-Cooper is a Family Consultant who collaborates across sectors to promote racial justice and social equity; creating opportunities for critical conversations surrounding racial disproportionality and lived expert inclusion in child welfare and public policy. She holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington.
Ms. Agee-Cooper provides technical assistance using a multifaceted lens tapping into her educational, lived, and professional experience. She experienced firsthand the impacts of the child welfare system as a parent who navigated a dependency action and reunified with her child. Ms. Agee-Cooper has worked in her local child welfare agency for over five years and has gained insight into practice and policy that guides decision-making from line staff to leadership. She models humanness in her work and coaches others to do the same.
Ms. Agee-Cooper has conducted research and provided deliverables to agencies in her community. She has presented nationally discussing racial disparities and lived expertise in child welfare.
Ms. Agee-Cooper is a member of the Birth Parent National Network and an alumnus of the Washington State Parent Advisory Council. She currently sits on two boards: First 5 Fundamentals and the International Parent Advocacy Network.
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