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Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare: Tools and Strategies for Change - Session II - July 26, 2005
Listen to Audio File Part 1
Listening time: 23 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Stephanie Boyd Serafin, ACSW, Associate Director, NRCPFC

Tackling Disproportionality: National Perspective

Oronde Miller, MA, Manager, Systems Improvement Methodology, Casey Family Programs, Washington, D.C.

Pat Reynolds-Harris, MA, MSPH, Director, California Permanency for Youth Project, Oakland, California


Listen to Audio File Part 2
Listening time: 29 minutes
State, Tribal and Local Efforts to Reduce Disproportionality

John Edmonds, MSW, Senior Social Worker, Project H.O.P.E., Rochester, Minnesota

Deborah Green, MSW, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Houston, Texas; and
Carolyne Rodriguez, MSW, Director, Texas State Strategy, Casey Family Programs, Austin, Texas


Listen to Audio File Part 3
Listening time: 34 minutes
State, Tribal and Local Efforts to Reduce Disproportionality, continued

Russ Conti, MSW, Director-Field Office; and
Emily Iron Cloud-Koenen, BA, Community Developer, Casey Family Programs/Lakota Oyate Wakanyeja Owicakiyapi Inc., Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Jackie Buchanan, MA, Region IV Administrator, Washington State Department of Child and Family Services, Seattle, Washington

Questions and Discussion

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Oronde Miller

A Framework for Addressing Disproportionality in Child Welfare: The Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Reducing Disproportionality and Disparate Outcomes for Children and Families of Color in the Child Welfare System
PowerPoint Presentation


Pat Reynolds-Harris
California Permanence for Youth Project Description
John Edmonds
Project H.O.P.E. Project Description


Deborah Green and Carolyne Rodriguez
Addressing Disproportionality in Texas: A Committed Community Collaboration
PowerPoint Presentation
Jackie Buchanan
King County Racial Disproportionality Initiative Planning Update
Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information/National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (now the Child Welfare Information Gateway). Compiled in July 2005. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click:

State and Local Efforts to Mitigate Disproportionality in the Child Welfare System