Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) encompasses the symbiotic relationship, philosophy
and culture of acknowledging, embracing, supporting, and accepting those of all racial, sexual, gender,
religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, among other differentiators.
This means creating a culture of continuous learning and improvement, where our people, programs, and supports reflect and address the needs of educators, the diverse communities we serve, and those we hope to serve. “This focus on DEI is essential to realizing our vision of a more just and peaceful world, one where every child can thrive.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Committee for Children
Race Equity Resource Library: Bibliography
Children’s Bureau Advancing Equity and Inclusion Through the Child and Family Services Reviews
The Casey Foundation centers racial and ethnic equity and inclusion practices across all areas of its work to ensure all young people in and transitioning from foster care experience equitable outcomes. Learn about how the Foundation builds capacity to advance racial and ethnic equity and inclusion.
The Casey Foundation has developed a set of four guides with meeting materials for leaders to hold facilitated conversations about dismantling racism within systems that affect young people:
Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide
This guide provides a clear frame¬work for under¬tak¬ing the impor¬tant work of incor¬po¬rat¬ing race equi¬ty and inclu¬sion at every stage of work.
How To Support Your Foster Child’s Culture When It’s Different From Yours | Washington Fosters Blog
Here are six ways you can more practically support your child as a transracial foster parent:
6 Ways To Incorporate Culture & Diversity Into Child Care That Are So Important | Romper
7 Tips to Help Foster Children Manage their Separation Stress - Acenda
8 Ways to Honor Diverse Family Structures in the ECE Classroom | Rasmussen University
10 Ways to Help Your Adopted Child Maintain a Cultural Connection | ESME
Cultural Competence Training for Foster and Adoptive Parents | Spaulding for Children
Equity and Inclusion | The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Equity in Action | Administration for Children & Families
Race Equity | Casey Family Programs
Race Equity Resources | Child Welfare Information Gateway
Understanding Racial Trauma and Institutional Racism to Improve Cultural Responsiveness, Race Equity, and Implicit Bias in Child Welfare Cases | Family First Act.org
Video: The Path to Racial Equity in Child Welfare | Alliance for Children’s Rights
Just in Time Training is a web based service program designed to connect foster parents, kinship or other caregivers with training, peer experts and other resources. Questions are answered and practical solutions to care for children are discussed - all from the comfort of your home or office.
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