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Message ID: 9025
Date: 2011-11-19

Author:Dennette Derezotes

Subject:Re: Measuring racism

Interesting comments, what the Drake article says as well as Bartholet can be interpreted in different ways. What Drake's article speaks to is child protective services and differential need for child protective services, not what happens once a child comes to the attention of the child welfare system and how they are treated. He will tell you that directly. It is important to also look at how children and families are served. A literature review of research on this topic was conducted by the American Humane Association for the Casey Alliance on Racial Equity and will be published soon. Among the findings are that children of color are brought into out of home care much more frequently than white children, they receive fewer (and poorer) services and resources and they have poorer outcomes. These are also important findings for someone looking at whether racism exists in the child welfare system. As far as Bartholet's response goes, it depends on your research question as well as different perspectives on racism, racists, and the best interest of children and families. Dennette Derezotes PhD Candidate Jane Addams College of Social Work Sent from my iPhone On Nov 18, 2011, at 2:06 PM, Todd McDonald > wrote: I believe the Drake articles reveal that there is no racism in the child welare system. The authors on the Pediatrics article are well respected. Anne's reference to the Bartholet reading suggests no racism as well. These are important findings. Maybe Dr. Wexler would disagree. TM --- On Fri, 11/18/11, Anne Day > wrote: From: Anne Day > Subject: Re: Measuring racism To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers" > Cc: jane.marie.marshall@gmail.com Date: Friday, November 18, 2011, 1:56 PM I would also recommend looking at the literature surrounding the Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994 and “The Racial Disproportionality Movement in Child Welfare: False Facts and Dangerous Directions.” by Elizabeht Bartholet ( http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/bartholet/RD_AZ_Final.pdf). On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 1:42 PM, < NCCPR@aol.com > wrote: I recommend starting with Prof. Dorothy Roberts’ book, Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Civitas Books: 2002). My organization’s Issue Paper, Child Welfare and Race, has citations for multiple studies. It’s available online at http://bit.ly/ckKv7M Some of the most important work in the field is being done by the Center for the Study of Social Policy. See in particular their Michigan Race Equity Review, available here: http://bit.ly/hnJR3j And while not a study, I highly recommend NPR’s recent three-part series on the impact of child protective services on Native Americans in South Dakota, available here: http://n.pr/uHDskg Richard Wexler Executive Director National Coalition for Child Protection Reform 53 Skyhill Road (Suite 202) Alexandria VA 22314 Office: (703) 212-2006 Cell: (703) 380-4252 www.nccpr.org Richard Wexler Executive Director National Coalition for Child Protection Reform 53 Skyhill Road (Suite 202) Alexandria VA 22314 703-212-2006 www.nccpr.org In a message dated 11/18/2011 9:34:12 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, jane.marie.marshall@gmail.com writes: Hi all, Could anyone direct me toward research that has undertook measuring racism in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system? Thank you, Jane Marie Marshall Doctoral Candidate, School of Social Work University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Field Coordinator, Illinois Permanency Enhancement Project -- Anne Day anneday@sp2.upenn.edu anne.day@temple.edu Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

Interesting comments, what the Drake article says as well as Bartholet can be interpreted in different ways. What Drake's article speaks to is child protective services and differential need for child protective services, not what happens once a child comes to the attention of the child welfare system and how they are treated. He will tell you that directly. It is important to also look at how children and families are served. A literature review of research on this topic was conducted by the American Humane Association for the Casey Alliance on Racial Equity and will be published soon. Among the findings are that children of color are brought into out of home care much more frequently than white children, they receive fewer (and poorer) services and resources and they have poorer outcomes. These are also important findings for someone looking at whether racism exists in the child welfare system. As far as Bartholet's response goes, it depends on your research question as well as different perspectives on racism, racists, and the best interest of children and families. Dennette Derezotes PhD Candidate Jane Addams College of Social Work Sent from my iPhone On Nov 18, 2011, at 2:06 PM, Todd McDonald > wrote: I believe the Drake articles reveal that there is no racism in the child welare system. The authors on the Pediatrics article are well respected. Anne's reference to the Bartholet reading suggests no racism as well. These are important findings. Maybe Dr. Wexler would disagree. TM --- On Fri, 11/18/11, Anne Day > wrote: From: Anne Day > Subject: Re: Measuring racism To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers" > Cc: jane.marie.marshallgmail.com Date: Friday, November 18, 2011, 1:56 PM I would also recommend looking at the literature surrounding the Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994 and “The Racial Disproportionality Movement in Child Welfare: False Facts and Dangerous Directions.” by Elizabeht Bartholet ( http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/bartholet/RD_AZ_Final.pdf). On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 1:42 PM, < NCCPRaol.com > wrote: I recommend starting with Prof. Dorothy Roberts’ book, Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Civitas Books: 2002). My organization’s Issue Paper, Child Welfare and Race, has citations for multiple studies. It’s available online at http://bit.ly/ckKv7M Some of the most important work in the field is being done by the Center for the Study of Social Policy. See in particular their Michigan Race Equity Review, available here: http://bit.ly/hnJR3j And while not a study, I highly recommend NPR’s recent three-part series on the impact of child protective services on Native Americans in South Dakota, available here: http://n.pr/uHDskg Richard Wexler Executive Director National Coalition for Child Protection Reform 53 Skyhill Road (Suite 202) Alexandria VA 22314 Office: (703) 212-2006 Cell: (703) 380-4252 www.nccpr.org Richard Wexler Executive Director National Coalition for Child Protection Reform 53 Skyhill Road (Suite 202) Alexandria VA 22314 703-212-2006 www.nccpr.org In a message dated 11/18/2011 9:34:12 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, jane.marie.marshallgmail.com writes: Hi all, Could anyone direct me toward research that has undertook measuring racism in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system? Thank you, Jane Marie Marshall Doctoral Candidate, School of Social Work University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Field Coordinator, Illinois Permanency Enhancement Project -- Anne Day annedaysp2.upenn.edu anne.daytemple.edu Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.