On Wednesday, Sept 23, 2020, the Family Justice Initiative hosted a webinar on prepetition legal representation for parents and youth in the child welfare system. Presenters discussed prepetition representation programs, including funding, getting started, relationship with the child welfare agency as a referral source, best practices and outcomes.
A Conversation about the Manifestation of White Supremacy in the Institution of Child Welfare, Level 2
This September 16, 2020 webinar focused on the impact of racism and white supremacy in child welfare policies and practices. Speakers explored who holds power in child welfare practice, office culture, hierarchy within organizations, representation versus tokenism and “civility,” and the role of the community and how stakeholders must hold each other accountable for race equity to occur. Practice tips and tools were offered.
This August 31, 2020 webinar highlights findings from the ABA Center on Children and the Law's assessment of the impact of funding changes on child welfare legal representation quality in California. It shares the practical implications of the findings and guidance for advocating for greater investments in child and parent counsel in communities. Related resources.
A Conversation about the Manifestation of White Supremacy in the Institution of Child Welfare, Level 1
In this July 15, 2020 webinar, speakers from across the country discussed the impact of racism and white supremacy in child welfare policies and practices. The panel defined terms, provided historical context for the systemic destabilization of families, and laid the framework for a second level of continued discussion about what child welfare advocates can do to contribute to true community and family well-being and success.