Share your perspective through the Family Voices United campaign!
How has discrimination within the child welfare system impacted you? **your answer can also include the impact of discrimination on the families you serve and support. *
Please provide your answer in 250 words or less. The box will expand as you type.
No time to write?! Call us at 503-717-1552 ext. 108 and leave a message to answer how has discrimination within the child welfare system impacted you or your family.
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(Such as a youth board, peer support group, parent partner or kinship support council)
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--> Understanding how it matters
There has been incredible progress and reform in the child welfare system, however, there is one area that remains largely unchanged: issues with racial bias against families of color. Existing within the child welfare are policies and practices that affect families of color and their communities are larger and disproportionate rates. Currently, in the United States, there has been a reckoning to address anti-Black racism in our systems, we must ensure child welfare and it's harm on black and brown families is apart of those conversations. Now is the time for our child welfare system to look internally at its practices, outcomes, and prioritize the voices of kinship caregivers, birth parents, current and former foster youth to provide insight to Policymakers and administrators on developing and shaping anti-racist child welfare that is just, equitable, and supportive to families of colors. Want to learn more about resources and support? Contact with questions.
Please submit by November 13th to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card!
By submitting your answer, you are providing us and our partners (Casey Family Programs, Children's Trust Fund Alliance, FosterClub and Generations United) permission to feature your perspective through publications, web resources, and social media. We share those resources with policymakers and other stakeholders. We may edit slightly for grammar and clarity without changing the meaning.

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We will be drawing winners following the deadline. Priority will be given to youth, kinship caregivers and parents who submit.
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