In-Person Event

Workshop Series-Strengthening Families Using a Racial Equity Lens (PM)

Series Overview and PurposeThe Blank Children's STAR Center seeks to improve outcomes for child victims of abuse by providing educational opportun

Series Overview and Purpose

The Blank Children's STAR Center seeks to improve outcomes for child victims of abuse by providing educational opportunities for members of our professional community at no cost to attendees. The purpose of the Workshop Series is to impact the systemic coordination of services for children and families through increased professional knowledge and skills surrounding developmentally appropriate, child-focused interventions.


Intended Audience

The Workshop Series is intended for professionals involved in the child protection field including: Department of Human Services professionals, law enforcement, attorneys, victim advocates, medical and mental health providers, family service professionals, nurses, school-based professionals, and foster parents.


Morning session 8:30 AM-12:00 PM; Afternoon session 1:00 PM-4:30 PM (repeat of morning)


Dr. Jessica Pryce: Strengthening Families Using a Racial Equity Lens

This workshop will equip each participant to re-imagine child protection by centering families. It will challenge child welfare professionals to look inward and commit to new ways of considering family wellbeing. This workshop offers knowledge and skills needed to collaborate effectively with racially and economically marginalized families. Family engagement is recognized as a key strategy for identifying and nurturing resilience as well as co-creating a safe and stable home environment. This training will also focus on acknowledging the differential power dynamics and the ways to share that power with families, thereby highlighting their protective factors. Building strong, culturally sensitive relationships with families entering our system is emphasized, requiring self-awareness, cultural humility, and mutual trust.


Objectives:  

·      Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between evolutionary and revolutionary change.

·      Identify strategies that enhance family engagement through power sharing.

·      List attributes of courageous leadership within a child welfare context.

·      Understand how individual mindsets impact policies and practices.

·      Identify the different power dynamics that are present in child welfare work.


CEUs: (Some CEU's are in the process of approval-will update once CEU's approved)

This program is approved for 3.0 CEU hours for Racial/Ethnic or Special Populations by the Iowa Board of Certification. 

This program is approved for 3.0 CLE hours, including 3.0 diversity hours, by the Iowa Supreme Court Commission.

This program is approved for 3.0 hours of group foster parent training by DHHS. 

This program is approved for 3.0 Treatment Related hours by the Iowa Board for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.

This program is approved for 3.0 contact hours for nursing CEU's for full attendance by IBON Provider #31, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines