Living Leadership: Valuing Our Lived Expertise
Learn how child welfare organizations can create equity in the workforce.
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Child welfare systems must foster healthy organizational cultures and climates and improve the well-being of the child welfare workforce. Attention to issues of racial equity and partnering with people with lived expertise in all facets of the organization and especially the workforce, is particularly critical. This presentation discusses how child welfare organizations can create equity in the workforce by promoting diversity, emphasizing the need for organizational assessments, creating a culture and environment that values people with lived experience and expertise, addressing moral distress, and combatting implicit bias.
Use this video with the CWVE 2022 Learning Experience Discussion Guide, which provides a description of the topic, reflection questions for individual learning, and conversation starters and team activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners to explore together.
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- Louie Gasper, Capacity Building Center for States
- Jeremy Harvey, Capacity Building Center for States
- Geraldo Pilarski, Capacity Building Center for States
- Judy Tudor, Clark County Department of Family Services
- Antwan Turpeau, One Hope United
More From This Learning Experience
Capacity Building Center for States. (2022). Living leadership: Valuing our lived expertise. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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