This project was co-designed and implemented in partnership with a parent and a young person with lived experience with the child welfare system.
All of the resources were developed with significant input from young people with lived experience in foster care, parents, and caregivers with lived experience with the child welfare system, caseworkers, and data administrators. Their perspectives and experiences were invaluable to identifying gaps in policy and practice and guiding the development of the resources. An infographic describing our methodology and findings can be found here.
An Anti-Racist Review on Collecting Accurate Data on Race and Ethnicity
This literature review provides a synthesis of the research on best practices for collecting, analyzing and using comprehensive demographic data within child welfare systems.
A Guide to Anti-Racist Data Collection for Case Workers and Other Frontline Staff
This guide serves as a tool for case workers and frontline staff in collecting demographic data from young people and families. It includes best practices for data collection, a sample script and a list of questions to engage young people and families in discussions about their identities.
A Poster Guide to Anti-Racist Data Collection for Case Workers and Other Frontline Staff
This one-page, printable poster provide at-a-glance tips for collecting data, talking with youth and families, and starting conversations, highlighting the most salient information in A Guide to Anti-Racist Data Collection for Case Workers. Note: printable size is 11″ x 17″.
A Guide to Anti-Racist Data Collection for: System Leaders and Data Administrators
This guide offers guiding principles and best practices for applying a anti-racist and equity focused lens to data collection, analysis, usage and reporting within child welfare systems.
Our Identities, Ourselves: Rights Guide for Young People and Families
This guide serves as a tool for young people and families in understanding their rights when asked questions about their identities. It also includes responses to common questions asked by young people and families related to data collection and usage.
Our Identities, Ourselves: Anti-Racist Guidelines for Collecting Data on Race and Ethnicity—Webinar
In this webinar, learn best practices and tools for centering equity and constituent voice in data collection, analysis, reporting, and use. Topics explored included: the best ways to capture race and ethnicity within data systems; how frontline workers can better ask nonjudgmental questions about young people and families’ identities throughout the life of a case; how system leaders can ensure that data collected is used to advance equity.