CWVE 2021 Session 2: Using Data and Evaluation to Advance Racial Equity in Child Welfare

Discover strategies for using data to build evidence, engage youth, families, and other partners, and move toward racial equity in child welfare. ​

Publication year: 2021
Author:
Capacity Building Center for States

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​This video explores strategies for moving beyond acknowledging the problem of disproportionality and disparate outcomes to using data to build evidence, engage youth, families, and other partners, and move toward racial equity. Presenters discuss how racial inequities can be measured and how to distinguish factors related to race from other commonly examined contributing factors (e.g., poverty, neglect), as well as review strategies, tools, and frameworks that agencies may implement as first steps to assess and address racial inequities within 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. 

Presenters:

  • Melissa Correia, Capacity Building Center for States
  • Scout Hartley, Capacity Building Center for States
  • Sabrina Selk, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Sarah Lederberg Stone, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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