April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for our community to come together to focus more closely on building social connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all children.
In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, we invite you to our free virtual event on April 20th from 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT, Strengthening Families Using a Racial Equity Lens. Presenter Dr. Jessica A. Pryce will focus on how leaders from child and family serving organizations can work to understand and mitigate the problems of racism, marginalization, and injustice in our systems of care. Dr. Pryce makes a compelling argument that for leaders to change systems, they must practice looking inward. She implores child welfare leaders, community partners, parents, foster parents, and educators to identify their own personal philosophies, mindsets and values and how shifting those towards anti-racism will lead to true systemic change. She includes a discussion on evolutionary versus revolutionary efforts and offers strategies that lead to profound revolutionary change
Dr. Pryce has spent the past year interviewing courageous leaders who have been able to create positive and enduring change, and she will present on findings from key stakeholders on the best and most effective route to building an anti-racist community by prioritizing the prevention of child abuse and engaging families with compassion.
- Define evolutionary change and revolutionary change.
- Identify strategies for your organization to engage in revolutionary work.
- Understand different types of prevention strategies within child welfare
- Identify ineffective mindsets within their organizations.
Audiences consistently leave the workshop with knowledge that they can begin using right away, and with a renewed sense of connection to the nationwide movement to transform how we care for our employees and how they care for the most vulnerable.
We hope you can join us!