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2007 Symposium on Fairness and Equity Issues in Child Welfare Training and Education

April 12 & 13, 2007 | University of California, Berkeley | Clark Kerr Campus, Joseph Wood Krutch Theatre Conference Center

Sponsored by CalSWEC in conjunction with the Regional Training Academies, the University Consortium for Children and Families, and the California Department of Social Services

Thursday, April 12

5-Year Retrospective

Barrett Johnson, Regional Training Academy Coordinator, and Phyllis Jeroslow, Training & Curriculum Specialist, CalSWEC, University of California, Berkeley

Opening Exercise: This is Your Brain on Bias: Perception, Memory, and Unintended Discrimination
Jack Glaser, Assistant Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Keynote Address: Achieving Fairness and Equity: How Training Can Be Part of the Solution

Ruth G. McRoy, Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor Emerita at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work

Presentation/Discussion: Safety Is Not Comfort--Creating a Liberated Zone During a Workshop or Seminar

Rev. Daniel Buford, Senior Core Trainer and Community Organizer, The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, West Coast Office, Berkeley, California

Regional Panel Presentation: Central California Training Academy: Building an ICWA Regional Collaborative

Presenters:

  • Soledad Caldera-Gammage, Curriculum and Evaluation Specialist, Central California Training Academy
  • Corinne L. Florez, Coordinator, Title IV-E Child Welfare Program, California State University, Fresno
  • Thomas C. Phillips, American Indian Graduate Outreach & Recruitment Coordinator, California State University, Stanislaus/CalSWEC Title IV-E Child Welfare Project
  • Matthew West, Director, Santa Rosa Rancheria ICWA Department, Lemoore, California

Friday, April 13

Welcome Back

Barrett Johnson, Regional Training Academy Coordinator, CalSWEC, University of California, Berkeley

Presentation/Discussion: The California Disproportionality Project

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Regional Presentation: Contra Costa County & Bay Area Academy: Examining the Origins of Bias

Jeri Smith, Child Welfare Staff Development Specialist, Contra Costa County Children & Family Services

Regional Panel Presentation:
Public Child Welfare Training Academy: The Realities of Intercultural Communication: You Can't Know Everything

Presenters:

  • Liz Quinnett, Program Coordinator, PCWTA
  • Tom Lidot, Curriculum Coordinator, Tribal STAR
  • Laurel Brown, Director, Inland Training Center, PCWTA
  • Amy Okamura, Lecturer, San Diego State University

Presentation/Discussion: Fairness and Equity: Training New Staff v. Veteran Staff

Albert Reynoso, Trainer/Consultant, University of Southern California, School of Social Work, Center on Child Welfare

A. The California Brief Multicultural Competency (Scaled Based) Curriculum

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B. Interactive Presentation: What Puts Children at Risk? Using a Power Analysis in the Struggle for Equity and Human Rights

Rev. Daniel Buford, Senior Core Trainer and Community Organizer, The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, West Coast Office, Berkeley, California

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