Reflecting on Racial Equity and the Family First Prevention Services Act

Watch this video to explore the connection between racial equity and the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA).​

Publication year:     2023
Author:             Capacity Building Center for States

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Bring your team together to watch this brief video. Reflect individually, explore Capacity Building Center for States resources, and then use the discussion guide to facilitate a conversation. Work together to plan for the steps you can take to advance racial equity in practice.

The Center offers services and supports to state and territorial public child welfare agencies and their partners to help keep children, young people, and families safe and thriving. Learn more about the Center’s services and find information to connect with your state liaison on the Center’s website.

“Reflecting on Racial Equity and the Family First Prevention Services Act” is narrated by Paula Bibbs-Samuels. Paula (she/her) is a passionate advocate for parents and families, supporting them in finding their voices through education and training. In addition to her role as a Family Consultant with the Center, she is a member of the Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) and its Parent Advisory Council (PAC), and works to change policies, practices, and procedures to better align with a Family First declaration. As a Lived Experience Expert with the Thriving Families, Safer Children Phase II, she continues to bring recognition to areas of systems that continue to operate within the confines of racism. Ms. Bibbs-Samuels is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Visit the Racial Equity Reflection Videos series page to learn more.

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Capacity Building Center for States. (2023). Reflecting on racial equity and the Family First Prevention Services Act. [Video]. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This material may be freely reproduced and distributed. However, when doing so, please credit the Capacity Building Center for States.

Related Resources

Racial Equity Reflection Videos
Watch these videos and use the related discussion guides with your team to reflect on the connections between racial equity and child welfare practice, engage in discussions, and use Center resources to take action.

Reflecting on Racial Equity and the Child Welfare Workforce
​​Watch this video to explore the connection between racial equity and child welfare practice.​

Reflecting on Racial Equity and Prevention-Focused Systems
Watch this video to explore the connection between racial equity and prevention-focused systems.​

 

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