CSSP and NCWWI are currently co-hosting a 6-part webinar series. This series features workforce and organizational development stories and strategies to achieve racial equity. Strategies profiled over the webinar series include: institutional analysis, cross-systems and tribal partnerships, data collection and analysis, agency and workforce development, agency-university partnerships and sustainability. The fourth session, Dismantling Racial Inequity Through Child Welfare Systems Change, is on February 15, 2018 from 3:00-4:00pm EST. Click here to register.
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 bias, interpersonal and internalized racism and institutional and structural factors. This webinar will focus on DCF’s work related to agency and workforce development, as well as sustainability, as the team shares their experiences on what it takes 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.
Every child, youth and family deserves effective supports and services to meet their unique needs. Addressing racial justice at the organizational level ultimately improves outcomes for children, youth and families that the organization serves.
Presenters from Connecticut DCF include:
- Commissioner Joette Katz, Connecticut Department of Children and Families;
- Susan R. Smith, Chief of Quality and Planning;
- Jodi Hill-Lilly, Director of Academy for Workforce Development;
- Tracy Davis, Assistant Director of In-House Faculty;
- Vannessa Dorantes, Regional Administrator; and
- Jen Agosti, President, JRA Consulting, Ltd.
There will also be a Learning Exchange on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 pm EST.
Please register for one or both events here.