This course will develop participants’ understanding of disproportionality and disparate outcomes in child welfare. Further, it will assist social workers in developing an understanding of the daily decisions that may impact disproportionality. 

After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define disproportionality and balance in child welfare
  • Understand how race/gender and other social identities impact disproportionality
  • Understand the concept of power and privilege in child welfare and how it can impact decisions
  • See the relationship between cultural competency and disproportionality
  • Identify the decision points that impact disproportionality and the actions necessary to balance the scale
  • Prepare an individual and unit-based plan to address disparate outcomes in their caseloads

The training will also offer participants a “two-way mirror” to view their personal and professional lens of assessment and decision-making techniques. Additionally, participants will learn how to work toward balancing the outcomes for children and families experiencing disparate outcomes in child welfare.

This course meets the Phase II Core Training requirement.

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