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Centering Black Girlhood: Perspectives from Foster Care

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Focusing specifically on the experiences of Black girls impacted by the foster care system, this presentation delves into the intersectionality of race, trauma, and foster care. 

As a result of this webinar, learners will:

  • Explore the Ecological Systems Theory through the examination of healthy vs. neglectful Ecological Systems and its intersectionality to Black girls in the foster care system 
  • Understand the unique challenges faced by Black girls in the foster care system at disproportionate rates, including disparities in:
    • Overrepresentation
    • Access to equitable resources
    • Placement instability and/or dual systems involvement
  • Examine strategies and best practices for supporting and affirming Black girls in foster care, such as culturally affirming services, trauma-informed care, mentorship programs, and community-based interventions

Date Created: May 3, 2024