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. You can 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 Prevention-Focused Systems” is narrated by Antonica Aleman. Antonica (she/her) is a Lived Experience Engagement Specialist (LEES) at the Center for States and has over a decade of experience in the child welfare system. She holds certification in mental health training for adolescents, serves as the Vice President of the Louisiana Elite Advocacy Force (LEAF) State Board and the Chair of its Policy Subcommittee. In that role, she co-authored Senate Bill 151: The Louisiana Elite Advocacy Force Act. She earned two BA degrees from Southeastern Louisiana University in criminal justice and sociology.