Equitable practice is the consistent and just treatment of all people, including individuals who belong to underserved and marginalized communities, including the LGBTQIA2S+ community. This practice is about reducing disproportionality and disparities, providing equitable access to culturally responsive services, and improving experiences and outcomes.

Systemic racism and implicit bias have created inequalities in representation in child and family serving systems. As a result, some families may feel reluctant to seek or receive services from public agencies. Authentically engaging and listening to those most impacted by the system can be a valuable source of information for moving toward more equitable practice. Respecting and learning about another culture with humility and curiosity can help foster meaningful partnerships with families and communities to create an equitable child- and family-serving system.

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