discrimination in the child welfare system

Family Voices United wants to hear from YOU!

If you are a current or former foster youth, parent, or relative/kinship caregiver - share your voice - and you could win $50!

 

This month's question:

How have you experienced or witnessed discrimination within the child welfare system? And how has that affected/impacted you and the families you serve/support?

Share your perspective in five minutes (with this form): 

https://forms.gle/NVsdwBxbL3pAtjqY7

  • Submit by October 18th for a chance to win a $50 gift card (3 available)!
  • Please review the attached Strategic Sharing guide when considering what to share from your personal experience.
 

Background info: 

There has been incredible progress and reform in the child welfare system, however, there is one area that remains largely unchanged: issues with racial bias against families of color. Existing within the child welfare are policies and practices that affect families of color and their communities are larger and disproportionate rates. Currently, in the United States, there has been a reckoning to address anti-Black racism in our systems, we must ensure child welfare and it's harm on black and brown families is apart of those conversations. Now is the time for our child welfare system to look internally at its practices, outcomes, and prioritize the voices of kinship caregivers, birth parents, current and former foster youth to provide insight to Policymakers and administrators on developing and shaping anti-racist child welfare that is just, equitable, and supportive to families of colors. Want to learn more about resources and support? Contact info@familyvoicesunited.org with questions. 

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