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Fairness & Equity Curriculum and Training Resources

CalSWEC and its coordinating partners collect, develop, and distribute a variety of curricula and other resources to address disparities in the child welfare system. Some curricula and toolkits are specific to particular populations, including American Indians, African Americans, and LGBTQ youth.  

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Race and Poverty (Webinar)

The webinar on Race, Poverty, and Nativity: An Examination of Risk and Protective Factors for Child Welfare Involvement presented on June 11, 2012, by Barbara Needell, M.S.W., Ph.D., and Emily Putnam-Hornstein, M.S.W., Ph.D., Center for Social Services Research, explores differences in children’s risk of maltreatment by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic indicators, and maternal nativity.

Curricula for Child Welfare Practice in Collaboration with American Indian Tribes

The curricula on fostering collaborations with American Indian Tribes to meet the letter and spirit of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) address ICWA's historical significance and the importance of building engagement skills for deepening relationships with Tribal people to improve outcomes for Indian children and their families.

Child Welfare Services with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Youth Training Resources

These training materials include a compilation of curricula related to providing effective services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth in the child welfare system.

Additional Fairness & Equity Resources

Resources addressing fairness and equity issues in child welfare training and education can be found here: