Racial Disproportionality reduced in child welfare systems of Texas and Kentucky! Commissioners and Public Officials tell how!
The People’s Institute For Survival and Beyond invites you to A Symposium on Reducing Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in the Child Welfare System
Monday, September 21, 2009
9AM to 5PM
Baruch College Mason Hall located at 17 Lexington Avenue enter @ 23rd Street, NYC 10010
*Pre-Registration required $45
6 CEU credits offered- NASWNYS
For information call 914-522-5997
Students enter free with student ID
Registration at the door pending available seating
This event will be audio and live streamed on www.wbaix.org
Guest Speakers: NATIONAL LEADERS/EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL SERVICE
National leaders will present positive results in statewide efforts to reduce racial disproportionality in foster care.
Highlighted will be the importance of training staff in “undoing racism” to create a workforce committed to antiracist approaches to child protective services.
Ralph Bayard, Senior Director for Systems Improvement /Disproportionality
Casey Family Programs- Seattle Washington
David Billings, CORE Trainer People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond
Ronald Chisom, Executive Director and Co-Founder People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond
Joyce James, Deputy Commissioner Texas’ Department of Family & Protective Services
Teresa McElroy Parent Advocate Kentucky’s Parents
Campaign for Undoing Racism within Foster Care System
Greg Owens, Director, Special Projects New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Liz Roberts Deputy Commissioner Family Support Services NYC Administration for Children’s Services
Jackie Stamps, Service Regional Administrator Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Anne Williams Isom, Deputy Commissioner Division of Community & Government Affairs New York City Administration for Children’s Services
Robert Williams, Director Greensboro N. Carolina Guilford County Department of Social Services
Learn how Undoing Racism training helped achieve dramatic results!
Mail your name, number, affiliation and email address along with a check written out to
The People’s Institute in the amount of $45 and mail to:
THE PEOPLE’S INSTITUTE FOR SURVIVAL AND BEYOND
P.O.BOX 622338, BRONX, NEW YORK 10462
for information call 212-957-5305
The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond will hold a symposium to announce a breakthrough for its undoing racism training in shifting paradigms, shaping attitudes and ultimately practices that reduced the representation of African American and other children of color in foster care. This forum will detail the positive results of statewide efforts to reduce the racial overrepresentation of children of color in the child welfare systems in Texas and Kentucky.
Disproportionality refers to the disproportionately higher rate of placement and disparity in well-being welfare system, as compared to their numbers in the general population. Disproportionality cannot be simply “explained away” by poverty levels or abuse and neglect statistics among these populations. Disproportionality and disparities can be traced to systemically biased practices that shaped child welfare systems in this country as is true in other systems. We see similar disparities in criminal justice, health care, mental health, homelessness, victims of violent crimes, welfare and special education.
One of the ways to raise both awareness about the issue of disproportionality and disparities for children of color, and to lay the foundation for strategies to mitigate these inequities is found in a workshop entitled Undoing Racism, sponsored by the Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond. The Institute believes that effective community and institutional change happens when those who are agents of transformation understand the foundations of race and racism and how they continually function as a barrier to positive change.
Please join us to learn more about how the Undoing Racism workshops (www.pisab.org) can assist in the search for better ways to improve opportunities and outcomes for children and families of color impacted by the child welfare system.
Growing List of Symposium Partners:
To have your organization listed as a partnering sponsor call (212) 957-5305.
Partnering Sponsors are committed to sending 10 people to the symposium.
You may make your payment of $450 online http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/7092
This event will be audio and livestreamed on www.wbaix.org
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