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Session #4 in the NCWWI/CSSP Web Series


Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare System Change


WHEN:  Learning Exchange | Thursday, February 22, 2018, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST



Join us for our fourth session in the 6-part webinar series, Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change, a joint national webinar series featuring workforce and organizational development stories and strategies to achieve racial equity.

NCWWI describes six workforce and organizational actions for promoting racial equity: 

1) Institutional analysis;

2) Cross-systems and tribal partnerships;

3) Data collection and analysis;

4) Agency and workforce development;

5) Agency-university partnerships; and

6) Sustainability.

Over the continuous course of the last four years, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) has moved to take action in all six areas. Constantly balancing the need for both patience and urgency, the agency has strived to address all aspects of racial justice, including implicit and explicit bias, interpersonal and internalized racism, and institutional and structural factors. This webinar will focus on CT's work related to agency and workforce development, as well as sustainability, as the team shares their experiences on what it seems to take to keep the work of racial justice in the forefront, in the background, and at all levels-in ways that ultimately impact children, families, and communities.



Presenters from Connecticut DCF include Susan Smith, Chief of Quality and Planning; Jodi Hill-Lilly, Director of Workforce Development Academy; Tracy Davis, Assistant Director of In-House Faculty; Vannessa Dorantes, Regional Administrator; and Jen Agosti, President, JRA Consulting, Ltd. 



Every child, youth, and family deserves effective supports and services to meet their unique needs. Data collection and analysis helps organizations make informed policy and practice decisions which will ultimately improve outcomes for children, youth, and families.



NCWWI webinars are free and open to all, so please share the information with your colleagues and networks. Certificates of attendance are issued to attendees following the session.

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