The following resources are compiled from the 2019 Symposium on Racial Equity.
Working with African American Adoptive, Foster and Kinship Families
Culture Matters: The Need for Black Foster Families
American Public Health Association (APHA)
Creating the Healthiest Nation: Advancing Health Equity
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Measuring Disparities in Child Welfare Systems: Five Lessons
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Center for Population Health Strategies
Guidance for Integrating Health Equity Language into Funding Announcements
Center for Social Inclusion (CSI)
Reframing Food Hubs: Food Hubs, Racial Equity, and Self-Determination in the South
Center for the Study of Social Policy
Achieving Racial Equity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)
REACH is a national program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Racial Disproportionality and Disparity in Child Welfare
Florida Institute for Child Welfare
Journal article summaries on Racial Bias
Government Alliance on Race & Equity
Racial Equity Core Teams - The Engines of Institutional Change
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA'S Office of Health Equity Report (2017)
Minnesota Department of Human Service
A practice guide for working with African American families in the child welfare system
National Center for Youth Law
Implicit Bias in the Child Welfare, Education and Mental Health Systems
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWII)
NCWWI’s purpose is to increase child welfare practice effectiveness through diverse partnerships that focus on workforce systems development, organizational interventions, and change leadership, using data-driven capacity building, education, and professional development. The following are some of their resources on racial inequity in child welfare.
National Webinar Series: Dismantling Racial Inequity through Child Welfare Systems Change
In 2017-2018 NCWWI co-hosted a 6-part webinar series with the Center for the Study of Social Policy that featured workforce and organizational development stories and strategies to achieve racial equity. Click the links below to access the webinar recordings and supporting materials.
- Using an Institutional Analysis to Identify Core Issues and Spur Change
- Community Collaboration & Grassroots Effort (Cross-systems & Tribal Partnerships)
- A Data-Driven Approach to Improving Outcomes for Black Girls in Child Welfare
- Slow and Steady Wins the RACE of Child Welfare Equity
- Strengthening Our Efforts Through Partnerships with Academia
- Sustaining Racial Equity Improvements in Child Welfare
Promoting Racial Equity through Workforce and Organizational Actions
This list of resources supports child welfare staff and leaders as they confront implicit bias, implement system changes, and work to achieve racial equity within their organizations and across systems.
The following nine categories contain tools, guides, assessments, and curricula which are used to increase understanding, facilitate dialogue, deliver training, analyze current policies, and implement sustainable strategies.
North American Council on Adoptable Children
Finding African American Families for Foster Children: Tips for Workers & Agencies
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion HealthyPeople.Gov
The Healthy People 2020 Social Determinants of Health
Race Forward - The Center for Racial Justice Innovation
Clocking-In: Making Work That Works for All of Us
Saint Paul Minnesota Public Library
Resources on Race Videos - Videos exploring race in the United States
Social Worker Magazine
Why Develop a Culturally Sensitive Approach to Social Work With African American Clients?
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Racial Equity Resource Guide
How We Found More Black Foster Parents and Confronted the Racial Disparity in Foster Care
Journal Articles on Racial Equity in Child Welfare
Jessica Pryce, Wonhyung Lee, Elizabeth Crowe, Daejun Park, Mary McCarthy& Greg Owens (2018): A case study in public child welfare: county-level practices that address racial disparity in foster care placement, Journal of Public Child Welfare. https://doi.org/10.1080/15548732.2018.146735
King, B., Fallon, B., Boyd, R., Black, T., Antwi-Boasiako, K., & O’Connor, C. (2017). Factors associated with racial differences in child welfare investigative decision-making in Ontario, Canada. Child Abuse & Neglect, 73, 89-105.
Berrick, J.D., & Boyd, R. (2016). Financial well-being in family-based foster care: Exploring variation in income supports for kin and non-kin caregivers in California. Children and Youth Services Review, 69, 166-173.
Boyd, R. (2014). African American disproportionality and disparity in child welfare: Toward a comprehensive conceptual framework. Children and Youth Services Review, 37, 15-27.
Boyd, R. (2014). Psychological theories and low-wage work. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 24(1), 16-25.
Johnson, J., & Henderson, Z. (2018). Social work education and cultural competence: The role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In T.F. Boykin, A.A. Hilton, & R.T. Palmer (Eds.), Professional education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Past trends and outcomes (pp. 91-102). New York, NY: Routledge.
Henderson, Z. (2017). In their own words: How Black teens define trauma. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-017-0168-6
Henderson, Z., Acquaye, L., Waites, S., & Howard, T. (2016). Putting principles into practice: Addressing historical trauma, mistrust, and apprehension within Research Methods courses. Journal of Social Work Education, 52(1), 69-78.
Bent-Goodley, T., Henderson, Z., Youmans, L., & St. Vil, C. (2015). The role of men of faith in responding to domestic violence: Focus group themes. Journal of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work, 42(30), 280-295.
Bent-Goodley, T., Henderson, Z., & McFadgion, A. (2014). Domestic violence among African Americans: Strengthening knowledge to inform action. In L. Ross (Ed.), Continuing the war against domestic violence (pp. 67-80). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Henderson, Z. (2013). Reality TV therapy: Implications for mental health stigma and service utilization among African American adolescents. Perspectives on Social Work Journal, 30(2), 50-57.