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On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 3-5 PM EDT, the NCWWI invites you to join us for Building a Culturally Responsive Workforce: The Texas Model for Undoing Disproportionality & Disparities in Child Welfare, our 8th session in What Works for the Workforce: Leadership Competencies in Action - A National Webinar Series on Leading Change to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce

This session will highlight a collection of strategies for building a culturally responsive workforce based upon the Texas Model for Addressing Disproportionality & Disparities, a framework that encompasses (1) data-driven strategies; (2) leadership development; (3) culturally competent workforce development; (4) community engagement; (5) cross-systems collaboration; (6) comprehensive training systems defined by anti-racist principles; and (7) a systems-wide understanding of the history of institutional racism and its impact.


Presenters will detail the Texas Model's key components, implementation, and outcomes, as well as share specific workforce development innovations designed to infuse cultural responsiveness into all program areas, interventions, and practice enhancements throughout the state. Finally, the presenters will offer lessons learned and tips for agencies seeking to build a culturally responsive workforce and eliminate disproportionality and disparities in their own child welfare organizations and systems.
Presenters include:
  • Joyce James, LCSW-AP, Associate Deputy Executive Commissioner, Center for Elimination of Disproportionality & Disparities (the Center) at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).
  • Tanya Rollins, MSW, CPS State Disproportionality Manager, Texas Department of Family & Protective Services.

This session is free and open to all, so you are encouraged to share the information with your colleagues and networks. Certificates of attendance will be provided via email after conclusion of the webinar.   

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If you have any questions, please contact Sara Munson at smunson@albany.edu. We look forward to your participation!
Warmly, the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute