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Message ID: 9423
Date: 2013-04-29

Author:aa17

Subject:Building a Culturally Responsive Workforce: The Texas Model for Undoing Disproportionality and Disparities in Child Welfare, Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Title: Building a Culturally Responsive Workforce: The Texas Model for Eliminating Disproportionality & Disparities in Child Welfare Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 3-5 pm ET Registration Link: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=pfnuq9dab&oeidk=a07e7a9ic8q5afa1eb7 Description (see attached for more information): Presenters will highlight a collection of strategies for building a culturally responsive workforce based upon the Texas Model for Addressing Disproportionality & Disparities. Presenters will share the Model’s key components, implementation, and outcomes; specific workforce innovations designed to infuse cultural responsiveness into all program areas, interventions, and practice enhancements throughout the state; and lessons learned and tips for agencies seeking to build a culturally responsive workforce and eliminate disproportionality and disparities in their own child welfare organizations and systems. Presenters: 1. Joyce James, LCWS-AP, Associate Deputy Commissioner, Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. 2. Tanya Rollins, MSW, CPS State Disproportionality Manager, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Additional Information: This series is free and open to all. Certificates of attendance will be sent via email to all participants. Please visit http://www.ncwwi.org/events/index.html to learn more about the series or http://www.ncwwi.org/events/archive.html to access the series’ archives. Detailed information: On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 3-5 PM EDT, the NCWWI invites you to join us for Building a Culturally Responsive Workforce: The Texas Model for Undoing Disproportionality & Disparities in Child Welfare, our 8th session in What Works for the Workforce: Leadership Competencies in Action – A National Webinar Series on Leading Change to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce. This session will highlight a collection of strategies for building a culturally responsive workforce based upon the Texas Model for Addressing Disproportionality & Disparities, a framework that encompasses (1) data-driven strategies; (2) leadership development; (3) culturally competent workforce development; (4) community engagement; (5) cross-systems collaboration; (6) comprehensive training systems defined by anti-racist principles; and (7) a systems-wide understanding of the history of institutional racism and its impact. Presenters will detail the Texas Model’s key components, implementation, and outcomes, as well as share specific workforce development innovations designed to infuse cultural responsiveness into all program areas, interventions, and practice enhancements throughout the state. Finally, the presenters will offer lessons learned and tips for agencies seeking to build a culturally responsive workforce and eliminate disproportionalities and disparities in their own child welfare organizations and systems. Presenters include: Joyce James, LCSW-AP, Associate Deputy Executive Commissioner, Center for Elimination of Disproportionality & Disparities (the Center) at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Ms. James began her career as a CPS caseworker in 1980 and has an impressive 33-year history in the field of child welfare and systems transformation. Ms. James previously served as the Assistant Commissioner for the Texas CPS Program and as Deputy Commissioner for the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS). The Center was created in September 2010 out of recognition of Ms. James’ strong and effective leadership and a desire to expand the Texas Model for Addressing Disproportionality & Disparities, created under her leadership, to all systems under the umbrella of HHSC. In 2011, SB 501 established the Center in law and created an interagency council of which Ms. James serves as chair. Ms. James also serves as a Commissioner on the Supreme Court of Texas’ Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families and the Juvenile Justice Committee, has published many articles on her work, and has received numerous awards for her leadership, advocacy, and willingness to speak out on disproportionality and disparity. Tanya Rollins, MSW, CPS State Disproportionality Manager, Texas Department of Family & Protective Services. Ms. Rollins has worked in the Texas child welfare system for 22 years as an investigator, intake specialist, intake supervisor, training specialist, and training manager. In her current position, she is charged with examining the racial and ethnic disparities in the child welfare system while working with internal and external partners to eliminate these disparities. Ms. Rollins has been instrumental in the implementation of the Knowing Who You Are project in Texas, is one of six Knowing Who You Are coaches in the United States, and provides consultation to other states interested in implementing this curriculum. She is an adjunct faculty member at University of Phoenix and Park University, where she teaches courses in cultural diversity, team work, communications, popular culture, minority relations, and youth culture. Ms. Rollins is also a graduate of the NCWWI’s Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM). REGISTER HERE NOW This session is free and open to all, so please share the information with your colleagues & networks. Certificates of attendance will be issued to attendees via email following conclusion of the session. Save the date for this session’s follow-up learning lab teleconference: Friday, May 17, 2-3 pm ET For more information, please visit http://www.ncwwi.org/events or contact Sara Munson at smunson@albany.edu

Title: Building a Culturally Responsive Workforce: The Texas Model for Eliminating Disproportionality & Disparities in Child Welfare Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 3-5 pm ET Registration Link: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=pfnuq9dab&oeidk=a07e7a9ic8q5afa1eb7 Description (see attached for more information): Presenters will highlight a collection of strategies for building a culturally responsive workforce based upon the Texas Model for Addressing Disproportionality & Disparities. Presenters will share the Model’s key components, implementation, and outcomes; specific workforce innovations designed to infuse cultural responsiveness into all program areas, interventions, and practice enhancements throughout the state; and lessons learned and tips for agencies seeking to build a culturally responsive workforce and eliminate disproportionality and disparities in their own child welfare organizations and systems. Presenters: 1. Joyce James, LCWS-AP, Associate Deputy Commissioner, Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. 2. Tanya Rollins, MSW, CPS State Disproportionality Manager, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Additional Information: This series is free and open to all. Certificates of attendance will be sent via email to all participants. Please visit http://www.ncwwi.org/events/index.html to learn more about the series or http://www.ncwwi.org/events/archive.html to access the series’ archives. Detailed information: On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 3-5 PM EDT, the NCWWI invites you to join us for Building a Culturally Responsive Workforce: The Texas Model for Undoing Disproportionality & Disparities in Child Welfare, our 8th session in What Works for the Workforce: Leadership Competencies in Action – A National Webinar Series on Leading Change to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce. This session will highlight a collection of strategies for building a culturally responsive workforce based upon the Texas Model for Addressing Disproportionality & Disparities, a framework that encompasses (1) data-driven strategies; (2) leadership development; (3) culturally competent workforce development; (4) community engagement; (5) cross-systems collaboration; (6) comprehensive training systems defined by anti-racist principles; and (7) a systems-wide understanding of the history of institutional racism and its impact. Presenters will detail the Texas Model’s key components, implementation, and outcomes, as well as share specific workforce development innovations designed to infuse cultural responsiveness into all program areas, interventions, and practice enhancements throughout the state. Finally, the presenters will offer lessons learned and tips for agencies seeking to build a culturally responsive workforce and eliminate disproportionalities and disparities in their own child welfare organizations and systems. Presenters include: Joyce James, LCSW-AP, Associate Deputy Executive Commissioner, Center for Elimination of Disproportionality & Disparities (the Center) at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Ms. James began her career as a CPS caseworker in 1980 and has an impressive 33-year history in the field of child welfare and systems transformation. Ms. James previously served as the Assistant Commissioner for the Texas CPS Program and as Deputy Commissioner for the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS). The Center was created in September 2010 out of recognition of Ms. James’ strong and effective leadership and a desire to expand the Texas Model for Addressing Disproportionality & Disparities, created under her leadership, to all systems under the umbrella of HHSC. In 2011, SB 501 established the Center in law and created an interagency council of which Ms. James serves as chair. Ms. James also serves as a Commissioner on the Supreme Court of Texas’ Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families and the Juvenile Justice Committee, has published many articles on her work, and has received numerous awards for her leadership, advocacy, and willingness to speak out on disproportionality and disparity. Tanya Rollins, MSW, CPS State Disproportionality Manager, Texas Department of Family & Protective Services. Ms. Rollins has worked in the Texas child welfare system for 22 years as an investigator, intake specialist, intake supervisor, training specialist, and training manager. In her current position, she is charged with examining the racial and ethnic disparities in the child welfare system while working with internal and external partners to eliminate these disparities. Ms. Rollins has been instrumental in the implementation of the Knowing Who You Are project in Texas, is one of six Knowing Who You Are coaches in the United States, and provides consultation to other states interested in implementing this curriculum. She is an adjunct faculty member at University of Phoenix and Park University, where she teaches courses in cultural diversity, team work, communications, popular culture, minority relations, and youth culture. Ms. Rollins is also a graduate of the NCWWI’s Leadership Academy for Middle Managers (LAMM). REGISTER HERE NOW This session is free and open to all, so please share the information with your colleagues & networks. Certificates of attendance will be issued to attendees via email following conclusion of the session. Save the date for this session’s follow-up learning lab teleconference: Friday, May 17, 2-3 pm ET For more information, please visit http://www.ncwwi.org/events or contact Sara Munson at smunsonalbany.edu