Learn how and why racial and ethnic disparities exist in child welfare systems and in outcomes for children, youth, and families.
Information from this presentation can help participants expand their awareness of how and why racial and ethnic disparities exist in child welfare systems and in outcomes for children, youth, and families. Presenters explore some of the history that has created the modern-day U.S. child welfare system and examine how racial and ethnic disparities currently show up in this system. They also share examples and strategies for advancing racial equity, including meaningfully sharing power and decision-making with youth and families to build more equitable and responsive child welfare systems.
Use this video with the CWVE 2021 Discussion Guide, which provides information and activities for each topic, including a description of the topic, reflection questions tailored to the topic, and team activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners.
- Jasmine Hayes, Capacity Building Center for States
- Reiko Boyd, University of Houston
- Sade Daniels, California Youth Connection
- Louie Gasper, Capacity Building Center for States
- Robert Matthews, District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency
- Sandra White Hawk, First Nations Repatriation Institute
Resource List: Understanding the Past to Build a New Future: Advancing Racial Equity for Children, Youth, and Families