Equity in Child Welfare Services

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To Equalize Power Among Us

Tips for keeping your privilege in check from Tools for Change.  Noticing and changing what we take for granted, we make room for everyone’s contribution.

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Added by Jon Pettigrew on May 8, 2015 at 11:37pm — No Comments

Allegories on race and racism | Camara Jones | TEDxEmory

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. 

Dr. Camara Jones shares four allegories on “race” and racism. She hopes that these "telling stories" empower you to do something different, and that you will remember them and pass them on.

Added by Jon Pettigrew on May 6, 2015 at 12:47am — No Comments

Guidelines for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings

These updated guidelines provide guidance to State courts and child welfare agencies implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act's (ICWA) provisions in light of written and oral comments received during a review of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Guidelines for State Courts in Indian Child Custody Proceedings published in 1979. They also reflect recommendations made by the Attorney General's Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence and…

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Added by Jon Pettigrew on May 6, 2015 at 12:41am — No Comments

Rinku Sen Introduces "What Is Systemic Racism?" Video Series

Rinku Sen President of Race Forward & Publisher of Colorlines introduces the "What Is Systemic Racism?" video series featuring their very own Jay Smooth.

Added by Jon Pettigrew on May 6, 2015 at 12:29am — No Comments

Moving the Race Conversation Forward

Jay Smooth on, Moving the Race Conversation Forward, a report by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation that aims to reshape and reform the way we talk about race and racism in our country.

Added by Jon Pettigrew on February 9, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race

In October 2011, Jay Smooth did a TEDx talk at Hampshire College.  In this talk, he elaborates on ideas expressed in his video, "How to tell people they sound racist." He offers insightful and humorous suggestions for expanding our perception of the subject.

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Added by Jon Pettigrew on September 16, 2013 at 12:06am — No Comments

Microaggressions 1

According to Derald Wing Sue, Racial microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color.  Perpetrators of microaggressions are often unaware that they engage in such communications when they interact with racial/ethnic minorities.

 

Here's a clip from Cracking the Codes: The system of racial…

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Added by Jon Pettigrew on September 15, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Getting Called Out: How to apologize

Franchesca Ramsey, a.k.a. Chescaleigh, posted this video on YouTube talking about how to apologize when you get called out for saying or doing something that upholds the oppression of a marginalized group of people.

 

Added by Jon Pettigrew on September 8, 2013 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Jezebels, Welfare Queens—And Now, Criminally Bad Black Moms

Julianne Hing's report in Colorlines on the criminalization of poor Black mothers, as exemplified by Raquel Nelson's prosecution after her 4…

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Added by Jon Pettigrew on August 14, 2011 at 1:07am — No Comments

Leading Efforts to Identify and Address Disparities – Archived Webinar

Recently posted to the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI) website, is an archived recording of Leading Efforts to Identify and Address Disparities, a webinar presented January 20, 2011, highlighting strategies agencies can use to respond to disproportionality.  The National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology co-sponsored the event with…

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Added by Jon Pettigrew on February 9, 2011 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Race in Child Welfare: Disproportionality, Disparity, Discrimination: Re-Assessing the Facts, Re-Thinking the Policy Options

At the end of January, the Child Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School hosted the conference, "Race in Child Welfare: Disproportionality, Disparity, Discrimination: Re-Assessing the Facts, Re-Thinking the Policy Options."  Elizabeth Bartholet, faculty director of the Child Advocacy Program, organized the conference, which included some of the most influential…

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Added by Jon Pettigrew on February 7, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Lunch Date

There are some films which cause you to think about things you hadn't previously considered, lead you to reconsider your world through a different lense, or allow you a window into a world of which you had previously been unaware. Great films are ones that you find yourself talking about and thinking about long after they are over.

One of my favorite short films is The Lunch Date (1989), directed by Adam Davidson.  This 10 and a half minute short is based on the urban legend, "The…

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Added by Jon Pettigrew on January 22, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

Here is a great video that speaks to the needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, tansgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in foster care. You'll hear snippets of various interviews regarding the experience of LGBTQ youth in foster…

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Added by Jon Pettigrew on August 18, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

REPARABLE HARM

Reparable Harm: Assessing and addressing disparities faced by boys and men of color in California is a report prepared by the RAND Corporation and funded by the California Endowment. As a means of identifying possible starting points for addressing disparities for boys and men of color, authors Lois M. Davis, M. Rebecca Kilburn and Dana J. Schultz…

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Added by Jon Pettigrew on July 28, 2010 at 12:42am — No Comments

The Influence of Culture and Cultural Competence on Child and Family Well-Being

Protecting Children, Vol. 20, No. 1 -- The Influence of Culture and Cultural Competence on Child and Family Well-Being

This volume challenges us to understand how the field of child welfare must adapt to accommodate the constantly changing population characteristics of our society. The articles present urgent issues facing child and family welfare, including…

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Added by Jon Pettigrew on April 13, 2010 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Race

Anyone who is interested in developing a better understanding of the concept of race should check out the web site for the PBS documentary series, Race: The Power of an Illusion. In addition to information about the documentary series, the site contains information on genetics and human diversity, the origins of race, slavery, how race intertwines with law, immigration, housing, the wealth gap, and more. A very valuable information source, I highly recommend checking it out. Visit the web site… Continue

Added by Jon Pettigrew on August 28, 2009 at 1:38am — No Comments

Unconscious Bias

In the book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, Beverly Daniel Tatum writes,

“Cultural racism …is like smog in the air. Sometimes it is so thick it is visible, other times it is less apparent, but always, day in and day out, we are breathing it in. None of us would introduce ourselves as “smog breathers” (and most of us don’t want to be…
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Added by Jon Pettigrew on July 24, 2009 at 1:02am — No Comments

Authentic Relationships Across Difference

There's an organization out of Michigan that I ran across during an internet search one day. The organization is Allies for Change. Its a social justice organization that, through building and sustaining ally relationships, strives to transform unjust structures. They conduct seminars, training, retreats, etc., on racism, homophobia, privilege and oppression, and building strong alliances and coalitions. On their web site, they have a… Continue

Added by Jon Pettigrew on July 18, 2009 at 3:02am — No Comments

A Gardener's Tale

Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD addresses the impacts of racism on health and wellbeing. In a 2002 videotaped interview for the CityMatCH Annual Urban MCH Leadership Conference, Dr. Jones shared a simple yet remarkably profound allegory she grew and nurtured to help people come to a place of understanding about the many layers and nuances of institutionalized, personally-mediated, and internalized racism.



This link will direct you to a video presentation on her allegory, "A… Continue

Added by Jon Pettigrew on June 6, 2009 at 1:20am — No Comments

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