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Exploring Racial Inequities in the Child Welfare System
Recorded on January 20, 2022
On Demand Education
Free
1.75 CE Hours
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Description

Black children are overrepresented in the child welfare system. The reason for the child welfare crisis is complex and intersects with the education, health, and criminal justice systems from mandatory reporting to exits from care. Can communities and systems address the crisis by engaging in an equity-and-trauma informed approach? What if achieving equity means encouraging mandatory supporting instead of mandatory reporting?

This presentation will explore racial inequities in the child welfare system and provide guidance on addressing the crisis through an equity-and-trauma informed approach. The presentation will engage participants in a discussion about mandatory supporting.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the concepts of disproportionality and disparity.
  2. Identify 2 racial and ethnic disparities in the child welfare system.
  3. Define an equity-and-trauma informed approach as related to addressing the crisis in child welfare and identify 3 applications of the approach
  4. Explain the concept of mandatory supporting.
CE Details
Introductory
General

The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners to offer continuing education for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors and Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors. This program 1.75 CE clock hours for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

NY LMFTs
Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097

CE Policy
TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Tanya Rollins

Ms. Rollins received her BS in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1990 and her MSW from Texas State University-San Marcos in 2007. Ms. Rollins is employed in the fields of child welfare and higher education. She retired after thirty years in the Texas child welfare system where she served in roles as investigator, intake specialist, intake supervisor, training specialist, training manager, and most recently the Child Protective Services Disproportionality Manager. In the role of Disproportionality Manager, she was charged with examining the racial and ethnic disparities in the child welfare system while working with internal and external partners to eliminate the disparities. She is currently a PHD student, research assistant, and sole proprietor of Inspiring Voices: Equity and Inclusion Consulting, LLC.

She was instrumental in the implementation of the Knowing Who You Are project in Texas. She has had the pleasure of providing consulting services to other states interested in implementing Knowing Who You Are. Ms. Rollins served as an adjunct faculty member at Texas State University-San Marcos School of Social Work. She has presented at numerous national, regional, and state conferences on poverty, child welfare, racial and ethnic identity, and disparities in the child welfare system.

Ms. Rollins holds the belief that we must unpack the “why” of all disparities that lead to poor outcomes for children and youth and develop strategic plans to eliminate the disparities. She is committed to engaging individuals and organizations in this important dialogue.

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