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Valuing, respecting, and embracing families' diversity, and advancing equity and inclusion.                    

Implicit Racial Bias 101: Exploring Implicit Bias Child Protection

Offered by Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity | Center for the Study of  Social Policy

Free - Online Modules 

This online course on implicit bias will introduce you to insights about how our minds operate and help you understand the origins of implicit associations. You will also uncover some of your own biases and learn strategies for addressing them. Each module is divided into a short series of lessons, many taking less than 10 minutes to complete. That way, even if you’re pressed for time, you can complete the lessons and modules at your convenience.

Online Resources

Parent Leader Manifesto

Offered by Center for Study on Social Policy


A group of 40 parent leaders and agency staff from nine EC-LINC communities, with support from CSSP staff and consultants, came together to create this Manifesto for Race Equity and Parent Leadership in Early Childhood. Also available in Spanish.

Data for Equity and Action

Offered by Center for Study on Social Policy


The goal of this project is to share best practices for collecting data about race, ethnicity, and other demographic information including sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE); national origin; language spoken; disability; religion; and tribal affiliation in child welfare agencies nationwide.

Anti-Racism Daily

Offered by Anti-Racism Daily

Free - Daily eNewsletter. Must subscribe.

This daily e-newsletter provides concise information regarding a variety of topics related to racism and equity. I find it enlightening and challenging.

Implicit Association Test (IAT)

Offered by Project Implicit


The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. For example, you may believe that women and men should be equally associated with science, but your automatic associations could show that you (like many others) associate men with science more than you associate women with science.

Equity & Justice

Offered by Center for Study on Social Policy


Publications & Resources related to Equity & Justice from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)

Culturally Effective Organizations Toolkit

Offered by FRIENDS


Originally designed for healthcare, this framework was adapted by FRIENDS to apply specifically to community based-family serving organizations. A toolkit with resources for each of the 7 elements of the framework is available Training and TA is available to CBCAP leads and their funded programs to apply the framework.


Offered by Ibram X. Kendi


Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's Ted Talk on the difference between being not racist and Anti-Racist

LGBTQIA Parenting

Offered by Human Rights Campaign


Resources related to supporting LGBTQIA parents HRC provides current resources that address the many potential paths to parenthood as well as tools for issues facing LGBTQ+ headed families or LGBTQ+ youth.

Racial Equity and Advocacy

Offered by Alliance for Early Success

Communications and Framing - Alliance for Early Success


Communications and Framing-Alliance for Early Success.

Racial Equity Toolkit

Offered by Generations United


Racial Equity Toolkits Featuring Grandfamilies

Casey Families Opportunity Map

Offered by Casey Families


The Community Opportunity Map is an interactive tool that highlights the aspects of communities that are associated with safe children and strong families.

Sesame Street in Communities Website

Offered by Sesame Workshop

Sesame Street Resettlement


Guide for use with young children and families going through resettlement.

Ted Talk

Offered by Paloma Medina

Lets stop talking about diversity and start working towards equity | Paloma Medina | TEDxPortland - YouTube


Paloma Medina challenges our paradigm of diversity in the work place and in society with this eloquent, humorous talk. We need to do a “find and replace” in our vocabulary challenging the concept of diversity vs. equity.

A Social-Ecological Model of Racism and Anti-Racism

Offered by Center for Study on Social Policy


This handout frames racism and anti-racism within a social ecological model in order to promote an understanding of the multifaceted, overlapping, and interactive factors that contribute to and maintain racial inequities, as well as strategies that can be employed across multiple levels in order to eliminate racism, address its multiple impacts, and achieve a more just society.

Webinar: A Social-Ecological Model of Racism and Anti-Racism

Offered by Center for Study on Social Policy


This handout frames racism and anti-racism within a social ecological model in order to promote an understanding of the multifaceted, overlapping, and interactive factors that contribute to and maintain racial inequities, as well as strategies that can be employed across multiple levels in order to eliminate racism, address its multiple impacts, and achieve a more just society.                                

Books & Articles

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race

Caprice Hollins and Ilsa Govan

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race

Paperback - $28.48 to $42.00 | Kindle - $35.99 

Facilitating conversations about race often involves tension, as both the facilitators and participants bring emotional experiences and their deeply held values and beliefs into the room. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race guides facilitators through a process of becoming comfortable with the discomfort in leading conversations about racism, privilege and power.

Connecting Across Cultures: The Helper's Toolkit

Pamela A. Hays

Paperback - $19.38 to $30.00 | eTextbook - $11.41 to $15.66 

Pamela A. Hays′ Connecting Across Cultures: The Helper′s Toolkit provides both students and professionals in health care and social service with the skills to develop respectful, smooth relationships with their clients and with the community at large. The book provides practical, hands-on strategies for connecting with people across differences related to ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender, and class. Since cross-cultural relationships add a level of difficulty to all the usual relationship challenges, this book will be applicable for almost every relationship you may encounter.

Yuuyarag: The Way of the Human Being

Harold Napolean

Yuuyarag: The Way of the Human Being


Indiginous Connectedness Framework

Jessica Ullrich

Indiginous Connectedness Framework

Free PDF 

Indigenous Connectedness as a Framework for Relational Healing Within Alaska Native Child Welfare

How to Overcome Bias: Capacity Building for Tribes

Center for Tribes

How to Overcome Bias: Capacity Building for Tribes

Free PDF 

Family Assessment Tool - How to Overcome Bias.

Racial Equity Discussion

National Child Welfare Institute

Free PDF 

This discussion guide provides key messages, reflection questions, and resources for engaging partners in courageous conversations and planning to challenge the institutional and structural racism that results in worse outcomes for families and children of color or tribally affiliated children.

Look What Brown Can Do

T. Marie Harris

Paperback - $9.36 | Kindle - Free with Kindle Unlimited Membership 

Foster your little one's imagination and encourage them to dream big with this modern Black History book created to inspire brown children everywhere.Best suited for early readers, though younger children will adore the illustrations and inspirational message found in "Look What Brown Can Do!" This book is a perfect conversational tool for parents, teachers, caretakers, and anyone looking to help lovely Brown children understand the greatness that can be achieved in every shade of Brown.

Something Happened in Our Town

Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins and Ann Hazzard

Something Happened in Our Town

Hardcover - $10.59 | Kindle - $10.06 

Something Happened in Our Town follows two families — one White, one Black — as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man in their community. The story aims to answer children's questions about such traumatic events, and to help children identify and counter racial injustice in their own lives.

That's Not Fair! No Es Justo!

Carmen Tafolla and Sharyll Teneyuca
That's Not Fair! No Es Justo!

Hardcover - $16.99 

Emma Tenayuca's story serves as a model for young and old alike about courage, compassion, and the role everyone can play in making the world more fair.

Dumpling Soup

Jama Kim Rattigan
Dumpling Soup

Paperback - $8.99 

Marisa gets to help make dumplings this year to celebrate the New Year. But she worries if anyone will eat her funny-looking dumplings. Set in the Hawaiian islands, this story celebrates the joyful mix of food, customs, and languages from many cultures.

Happy in Our Skin

Fran Manuskin

Happy in Our Skin

Paperback - $7.99 

Is there anything more splendid than a baby’s skin? Cocoa-brown, cinnamon, peaches and cream. As children grow, their clever skin does, too, enjoying hugs and tickles, protecting them inside and out, and making them one of a kind. Fran Manushkin’s rollicking text and Lauren Tobia’s delicious illustrations paint a breezy and irresistible picture of the human family — and how wonderful it is to be just who you are.

Groundwater (Phase 1)

Bayard Love and Denna Hayes-Greene Soup

Free PDF 

The Groundwater metaphor is designed to help practitioners at all levels internalize the reality that we live in a racially structured society, and that that is what causes racial inequity.

Black Child National Agenda

Equity Research Action Coalition and National Black Child Development Institute

Free PDF 

This ambitious agenda for Black children calls for actions to dismantle structural racism and systemic inequities that get in the way of Black children’s success in school and life.

White Supremacy Culture

Tema Okum

Free Article 

This is a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture that show up in our organizations. Culture is powerful precisely because it is so present and at the same time so very difficult to name or identify

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Caroline Criado Perez

Paperback - $14.99 | Hardcover - $17.84 | Kindle - $9.99 

Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Between the World and Me

Hardcover - $9.99 | Kindle - $11.99 

Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race”, a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of Black women and men - bodies exploited through slavery and segregation and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a Black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son - and listeners - the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder.

Equity is Fundamental to Implementation Science

Audrey Loper, Beadsie Woo, & Allison Metz

Free Digital Edition 

Bringing Equality to Implementation Incorporating community experience to improve outcomes.

Racial Disparities in Perceptions of Community Supports

Andrew McGee, Jennifer Bellamy, & Kendra Dunn

Free PDF 

Implications for Policy, Practice, and Research with Children and Families.

Inclusion and Belonging Guidebook

WK Kellogg Foundation and Expanding Equity

Free PDF 

As many corporate leaders know, inclusion and belonging are vital to company health and success. Creating workplaces where every employee can bring their whole selves to work leads to deeper levels of commitment and higher levels of innovation. A key question is: how can leaders and companies create a culture that embodies a feeling of inclusion and a sense of belonging for all employees? This guidebook, created as part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Expanding Equity program, will support you on that journey through the following sections: 1. What is racial equity? 2. Putting the "I" in DE&I 3. Talking About Race (and Racism) in the Workplace 4. Moving Beyond Allyship to Sponsorship 5. Developing Champions for Racial Equity


Anti-Racist Practice Serices for Human Services Professionals: A Free webinar series throughout August

UC Davis

Free through August 2023 

This training series includes four webinars, all of which were recorded and can be watched via the links provided here.

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