Thursday, February 15, 2018
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Central Standard Time
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Mountain Standard Time
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Pacific Standard Time
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Alaska Standard Time
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Hawaii Standard Time


This is an online event. Connection Instructions will be provided upon registration.


Sharon Kollar 
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute 

Slow and Steady Wins the RACE of Child Welfare Equity

DCWHEN: National Webinar | Thursday, February 15, 2018, 3:00–4:30 p.m. EST

              Learning Exchange | Thursday, February 22, 2018, 3:00–4:00 p.m. EST

WHAT:  NCWWI describes six workforce and organizational actions for promoting racial equity:

1) Institutional analysis;
2) Cross-systems and tribal partnerships;
3) Data collection and analysis;
4) Agency and workforce development;
5) Agency-university partnerships; and
6) Sustainability

Over the continuous course of the last four years, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) has moved to take action in all six areas. Constantly balancing the need for both patience and urgency, the agency has strived to address all aspects of racial justice, including implicit and explicit bias, interpersonal and internalized racism, and institutional and structural factors. This webinar will focus on DCF’s work related to agency and workforce development, as well as sustainability, as the team shares their experiences on what it seems to take to keep the work of racial justice in the forefront, in the background, and at all levels—in ways that ultimately impact children, families, and communities.

WHO:  Presenters from Connecticut DCF include include Commissioner Joette Katz, Susan Smith, Chief of Quality and Planning; Jodi Hill-Lilly, Director of Academy for Workforce Development; Tracy Davis, Assistant Director of In-House Faculty; Vannessa Dorantes, Regional Administrator; and Jen Agosti, President, JRA Consulting, Ltd.

WHY:  Every child, youth, and family deserves effective supports and services to meet their unique needs. Addressing racial justice at the organizational level ultimately improves outcomes for children, youth, and families that the organization serves.

WHERE:  NCWWI webinars are free and open to all, so please share the information with your colleagues and networks. Certificates of attendance are issued to attendees following the session. For more information, visit http://ncwwi.org/index.php/webinars or contact skollar@albany.edu