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2005 Leadership Symposium on Fairness and Equity in California's Child Welfare System

November 17-18, 2005 | Sacramento

Sponsored by the California Department of Social Services, CalSWEC, Casey Family Programs, the Child and Family Policy Institute of California (CFPIC)*, and the County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA)
                      

Thursday, November 17

Welcome
Stuart Oppenheim, Executive Director, CFPIC;
Mary Ault, Deputy Director, Children and Family Services Division, CDSS; and
Barrett Johnson, Acting Director, CalSWEC

Opening Session & Interactive Session
Lessons Learned from Katrina: Taking Charge of CWS Disproportionality Before the Levees Break

Rita Cameron Wedding, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Women’s Studies, and Professor of Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies, California State University, Sacramento

Friday, November 18

Welcome
Miryam Choca, Casey Family Programs

Keynote: Historical Perspective, Current Status and Strategies Being Used Across the Nation
Carol Spigner, D.S.W., Kenneth L. M. Pray Professor, University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice, and Co-Director of the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research

Coaching with Intent for Fairness and Equity
Presenter: Louise Bauer Davoli, M.S.W., CEO, The Minerva Group

Undocumented Immigrant Children in the Child Welfare System
Presenter: Brenda Flores, M.S.W., Senior Program Specialist, Riverside County Department of Public Social Services

Where to Start? Managment Tools for Addressing Disproportionality and Other Fairness and Equity Issues
Presenters:
Rita Cameron Wedding, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Women’s Studies, and Professor, Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies, California State University, Sacramento;
Betty Hanna, M.A. MFT; and
Lisa Molinar, M.A., Staff Development Specialist, Contra Costa County

Implementing Systemic Changes to Provide Fairness and Equity for LGBT Youth in Care

Presenter: Jody Marksamer, Esq., Youth Project Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Knowing Who You Are: Helping Youth in Care Develop Their Racial and Ethnic Identity
Presenters:
Indra M. Trujillo, M.S.W., Manager of Implementation Strategies, Casey Family Programs;
Pamela Maxwell, Parent Leader; and
Vivian Hudspeth, Parent Leader

Panel and Plenary Session: Moving Forward Nationally & in California
Carol W. Spigner, D.S.W., Kenneth L. M. Pray Professor, University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice, and Co-Director of the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research;
Danna Fabella, Contra Costa County & APHSA/NAPCWA; and
Robin Love, City & County of San Francisco Disproportionality Project

Wrap-up
Barrett Johnson, RTA Coordinator, CalSWEC, University of California, Berkeley

*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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