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2004 Leadership Symposium on Fairness and Equity in California's Child Welfare System

November 18-19, 2004 | Sacramento

Sponsored by CalSWEC, the Children's Committee of the County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA), and the Child and Family Policy Institute of California (CFPIC)*  

Welcome
Ken Patterson, Director, Stanislaus County Community Services Agency

Keynote Speaker
Peter Nwosu, Principal Partner, Nwosu & Associates, and Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Studies, California State University, Northridge

Interactive Exercise
Peter Nwosu

Friday, November 19

Review of Data and Framing the Issue
Barbara Needell, Principal Investigator/Research Specialist, Child Welfare Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, and
Danna Fabella, Director, Child & Family Services, Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department

Cultural Competency Assessment in Contra Costa County
Lisa Molinar, Staff Development Specialist, Contra Costa County

Internal and External Capacity Building to Address Fairness, Equity, and Disproportionality
From the Casey Family Programs: Margaret Hunt, Director of Prevention and Family Support; Dr. Ralph Bayard, Senior Director, Office of Diversity; and Kelly Guy, Program Manager

Father Friendly Organizations
Pamela Stewart, Training Supervisor, San Bernardino County, and Mark Lane, Director of Children and Family Services, San Mateo County

Taking Action
From the UCLA Center on Child Welfare: Carole Bender, Director; Melody Fountain, Associate Director; and Shawn McCurdy, Trainer-Consultant

San Francisco Disproportionality Project
Janice Anderson-Santos, Deputy Director, Human Services Agency of San Francisco;
Dr. Yolanda Jenkins, Coordinator, San Francisco Disproportionality Project;
Patricia Doyle, Executive Director, Inter-City Family Resource Network;
Dan Kelly, Finance and Planning Analyst, Human Services Agency of San Francisco;
Elizabeth Crudo, Section Manager Redesign, Human Services Agency of San Francisco; and
Robin Love, Family Preservation and Family Support Program Manager and Coordinator

Recruiting Rural Families for Indian Children
Susan Baxter Quash-Mah, Co-Director, Recruiting Rural Parents for Indian Children Project

Wrap-up
Barrett Johnson, RTA Coordinator, CalSWEC, University of California, Berkeley, and Carol Bauer, Director, Family, Youth & Children’s Services, Sonoma County Department of Human Services

Additional Resources

*The Child and Family Policy Institute of California (CFPIC) is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance the development of sound public policy and promote program excellence for safe and stable families living in supportive communities, through research, advocacy, training, consultation, and technical assistance.

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