CAFL Racial Equity and Justice Resources

Racial Trauma

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Implicit Bias

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Racial Justice and the Family Regulation System

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Organizations Working to Dismantle and/or Reimagine the Family Regulation System

  • upEnd Movement: A joint initiative of the Center for the Study of Social Policy and University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, working to implement anti-racist policies and practices that safely keep children with their families and in their communities.  Learn more here: https://upendmovement.org/.
  • Movement for Family Power: Started by two former family defense lawyers, the Movement for Family Power works to end the foster system’s policing and punishment of families and to create a world where the dignity and integrity of all families is valued and supported.  Learn more here: https://www.movementforfamilypower.org/.
  • Institute for Families: Hosted a three part series on the Unlearning of Child Welfare to convene diverse stakeholders to create a child and family well being system and reduce reliance on foster care.  Watch the webinar series and learn more here: https://instituteforfamily.org/unlearning-child-welfare/.
  • Shriver Center on Poverty Law: Working to elevate the concerns and welfare of parents and families and advocating for policies that strengthen families and end the harmful removal of children from their homes.  Learn more here: https://www.povertylaw.org/issue/strong-communities/foster-system/.
  • U.S. Children’s Bureau: Pushing a vision of “child welfare” that provides support to families and reduces reliance on foster care.  For more information read the articles in the  CB Express August/September Newsletter Call to Action to Reform Child Welfare.