10th Fairness and Equity Symposium Will Be Held May 14

This year’s Symposium on Fairness and Equity Issues in Child Welfare Training and Education will examine how equity, as conveyed through engagement, promotes child and family well-being across both California's child welfare and mental health systems. This is in anticipation of a new chapter in the integration of the services of both systems through the Core Practice Model. The symposium theme, Equity Through Engagement: Creating Positive Child Welfare and Mental Health Outcomes for ALL Children and Families, appropriately reflects this integration.

The  symposium will be held May 14 at the Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge in Emeryville.

Now in its 10th year, the symposium will continue its tradition of providing a statewide forum for sharing training and education strategies to develop the workforce for delivering high-quality social services in California. It is sponsored by CalSWEC in conjunction with the Regional Training Academies and the California Department of Social Services.

Historic Purpose of the Symposium
The symposium offers opportunities to formulate collaborative training solutions that advance fair and equitable practice and policy in child welfare.

  • Presenters and participants are invited to share their expertise and challenges in the training and teaching of fairness and equity concepts, practices, and values.
  • Participants—from new practitioners to seasoned supervisors and administrators—are called upon to critically examine their own biases and earnestly discuss how to raise awareness and improve outcomes at all systemic levels.

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