Strategies for Reducing Disproportionality
Resources in this section discuss strategies for reducing disproportionality.
Addressing Disproportionality in the Child Welfare System: What State Policymakers Should Know
Waheed, Hill, & Kromrei (2007)
Presents a webcast hosted by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices that discusses the disproportional representation of minorities in the child welfare system and offers State examples for responding to this complex issue.
Bridging the Cultural Divide: Innovative Supervision Practices to Impact Disproportionality With African American Clients in Child Welfare (PDF - 99 KB)
Parrish & Hargett
Protecting Children, 25(1), 2010
Discusses three models of child welfare supervision and suggests strategies for each type to increase the effectiveness of working with African American families.
|Addressing Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare|
|Series Title:||Issue Briefs|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2011 - 28 pages|
|Focuses on some promising practices from around the country that agencies and jurisdictions have implemented to respond to racial disproportionality in child welfare. The brief looks at the various decision points in the child welfare process where overrepresentation (or underrepresentation) of different racial or ethnic groups may occur and notes promising programs that address disproportionality at those decision points. The issue brief explores disproportionality in terms of prevalence, community development and prevention, reporting and screening, investigation and assessment, service provision, permanency for children in out-of-home care, across the stages of child welfare, States' efforts, and strategies and research.|
The Color of Care
Williams-Mbengue & Christian (2007)
Explores racial disparity in the child welfare system and strategies for addressing the overrepresentation of African-American and Native American children in foster care.
Impact of Intensive Family Preservation Services on Disproportionality of Out-of-Home Placement of Children of Color in One State's Child Welfare System
Kirk & Griffith
Child Welfare, 87(5), 2008
Examines the impact of intensive family preservation services on racial disproportionality of placement into out-of-home care.
Reducing Racial Disproportionality and Disparate Outcomes for Children and Families of Color in the Child Welfare System: A Breakthrough Series Collaborative (PDF - 702 KB)
Casey Family Programs (2009)
Discusses the challenges associated with addressing racial disproportionality and disparate outcomes, develops a framework for change, and presents strategies for reducing racial disproportionality.