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Message ID: 10904
Date: 2021-03-25

Author:Lisa Mishraky-Javier

Subject:Focus Groups on Race and Ethnicity Identification in Child Welfare

Greetings, The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and Casey Family Programs (CFP) are gathering information to identify and share best practices for collecting data about race, ethnicity, and other information including sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE), national origin, language spoken, disability, and tribal affiliation in child welfare agencies nationwide. Our research project spans policy and practice guidance for collecting this demographic data, training for caseworkers about how to ask children, youth and families about how they identify, data collection tools and databases that provide sufficient nuanced categories to capture accurate identity data, and opportunities for analysis, reporting, and use of this data. Findings from this research project will help inform guidance for child welfare agency staff on best practices for collecting accurate rate on race, ethnicity and other intersecting identities. We are recruiting participants for two virtual focus groups listed below. Participants will take part in a confidential, audio recorded focus group through Zoom. All information from the focus group will be stored securely and will be destroyed after the data is analyzed. Participants will have the opportunity to review draft product and provide feedback. 1. Caseworkers in child welfare agencies – April 14, 2021 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET * Currently employed for at least 6 months * Assigned to working with children, youth and families 2. Data Administrators in child welfare agencies – April 15, 2021 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET * Currently employed for at least 6 months * Have decision-making capacity/power related to what data fields are created, what data is collected, and how that data should be analyzed Please share this email with your networks, community partners, and others that may be interested as soon as possible. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions at lisa.mishraky@cssp.org . Lisa Mishraky-Javier, LMSW Pronouns: She, Her, Hers Senior Associate Center for the Study of Social Policy 39 Broadway, Suite 2220 New York, N.Y. 10006 Main: 212.979.2369 Email:lisa.mishraky@cssp.org Visit us at www.CSSP.org Information in this electronic email message and any associated files or attachments may contain information that is (a) advisory, consultative or deliberative material and, therefore, is CONFIDENTIAL, PRIVILEGED, PROPRIETARY OR OTHERWISE MAY BE PROTECTED FROM DISCLOSURE; and (b) for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient, or the person responsible for delivering this to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that reading, using, copying or distributing all or any part of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this electronic mail message in error, please contact us immediately by replying to this message and taking the steps necessary to delete the message completely from your computer system. From: bounce-125493187-77641064@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Sherry Hamby Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:14 PM To: child-maltreatment-research-l@list.cornell.edu Subject: Dr. Mia Smith Bynum on the Resilience of Black Families, Past and Present, April 23 Join us on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 2:30-3:30 pm Central (12:30 Pacific, 1:30 Mountain, 3:30 Eastern) for a new Life Paths Research Center webchat. In our next webchat, we will be joined by Dr. Mia Smith-Bynum, Associate Professor of Family Science and Director of the Black Families Research Group in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland-College Park. She will be answering questions about Black social and political resilience and Black cultural strengths. A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Smith Bynum is an expert in African American mental health, family interaction and communication in ethnic minority families, parenting, and racial identity. She also has expertise in adolescent mental health, adolescent sexual behavior, and parent-adolescent communication about difficult topics. She is co-author of the Multidimensional Model of Racial Identity (MMRI) and the Multidimensional Inventory of Black Identity (MIBI). Dr. Smith-Bynum is the two-term Chair of the Black Caucus of the Society for Research in Child Development. Her research has been supported by external grants from several entities, including the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in child and family development at the University of Georgia. Dr. Bynum will be chatting with Dr. Shawn Jones, Assistant Professor in the Counseling Program in the Psychology Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Ms. Elon Epps, class of ’20 University of the South and Admission Counselor at Hendrix College. These webchats are wide-ranging discussions of research, practice, and professional development. So much wisdom is never communicated in journal articles or traditional conference presentations. This is one effort to help increase accessibility to all the skills and decisions that are needed for successful research, practice, and mentoring. This webchat is offered at no cost, but we encourage donations to support the work of Life Paths to reduce the burden of trauma, promote thriving, and help us sustain staff hours during the pandemic. To register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XknLY-KsQxq4Cyz59Q_VUA After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. (Note: the webinar will be recorded but you must register to access the recording if you cannot attend on Friday.) To donate: https://www.lifepathsresearch.org/donate-to-resiliencecon/ Please share with your networks and apologies for cross-posting. -- -- ResilienceCon 2021 will be April 11-13 in dynamic Nashville, TN! Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. (she/her) Research Professor of Psychology, University of the South Director, Life Paths Research Center (A center for resilience and social justice research based in rural Appalachia) Founder and Co-Chair, ResilienceCon P.O. Box 187 Sewanee, TN 37375 "If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." --Shirley Chisholm (1st Black woman elected to U.S. Congress)

Greetings, The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and Casey Family Programs (CFP) are gathering information to identify and share best practices for collecting data about race, ethnicity, and other information including sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE), national origin, language spoken, disability, and tribal affiliation in child welfare agencies nationwide. Our research project spans policy and practice guidance for collecting this demographic data, training for caseworkers about how to ask children, youth and families about how they identify, data collection tools and databases that provide sufficient nuanced categories to capture accurate identity data, and opportunities for analysis, reporting, and use of this data. Findings from this research project will help inform guidance for child welfare agency staff on best practices for collecting accurate rate on race, ethnicity and other intersecting identities. We are recruiting participants for two virtual focus groups listed below. Participants will take part in a confidential, audio recorded focus group through Zoom. All information from the focus group will be stored securely and will be destroyed after the data is analyzed. Participants will have the opportunity to review draft product and provide feedback. 1. Caseworkers in child welfare agencies – April 14, 2021 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET * Currently employed for at least 6 months * Assigned to working with children, youth and families 2. Data Administrators in child welfare agencies – April 15, 2021 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET * Currently employed for at least 6 months * Have decision-making capacity/power related to what data fields are created, what data is collected, and how that data should be analyzed Please share this email with your networks, community partners, and others that may be interested as soon as possible. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions at lisa.mishrakycssp.org . Lisa Mishraky-Javier, LMSW Pronouns: She, Her, Hers Senior Associate Center for the Study of Social Policy 39 Broadway, Suite 2220 New York, N.Y. 10006 Main: 212.979.2369 Email:lisa.mishrakycssp.org Visit us at www.CSSP.org Information in this electronic email message and any associated files or attachments may contain information that is (a) advisory, consultative or deliberative material and, therefore, is CONFIDENTIAL, PRIVILEGED, PROPRIETARY OR OTHERWISE MAY BE PROTECTED FROM DISCLOSURE; and (b) for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient, or the person responsible for delivering this to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that reading, using, copying or distributing all or any part of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this electronic mail message in error, please contact us immediately by replying to this message and taking the steps necessary to delete the message completely from your computer system. From: bounce-125493187-77641064list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Sherry Hamby Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:14 PM To: child-maltreatment-research-llist.cornell.edu Subject: Dr. Mia Smith Bynum on the Resilience of Black Families, Past and Present, April 23 Join us on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 2:30-3:30 pm Central (12:30 Pacific, 1:30 Mountain, 3:30 Eastern) for a new Life Paths Research Center webchat. In our next webchat, we will be joined by Dr. Mia Smith-Bynum, Associate Professor of Family Science and Director of the Black Families Research Group in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland-College Park. She will be answering questions about Black social and political resilience and Black cultural strengths. A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Smith Bynum is an expert in African American mental health, family interaction and communication in ethnic minority families, parenting, and racial identity. She also has expertise in adolescent mental health, adolescent sexual behavior, and parent-adolescent communication about difficult topics. She is co-author of the Multidimensional Model of Racial Identity (MMRI) and the Multidimensional Inventory of Black Identity (MIBI). Dr. Smith-Bynum is the two-term Chair of the Black Caucus of the Society for Research in Child Development. Her research has been supported by external grants from several entities, including the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in child and family development at the University of Georgia. Dr. Bynum will be chatting with Dr. Shawn Jones, Assistant Professor in the Counseling Program in the Psychology Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Ms. Elon Epps, class of ’20 University of the South and Admission Counselor at Hendrix College. These webchats are wide-ranging discussions of research, practice, and professional development. So much wisdom is never communicated in journal articles or traditional conference presentations. This is one effort to help increase accessibility to all the skills and decisions that are needed for successful research, practice, and mentoring. This webchat is offered at no cost, but we encourage donations to support the work of Life Paths to reduce the burden of trauma, promote thriving, and help us sustain staff hours during the pandemic. To register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XknLY-KsQxq4Cyz59Q_VUA After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. (Note: the webinar will be recorded but you must register to access the recording if you cannot attend on Friday.) To donate: https://www.lifepathsresearch.org/donate-to-resiliencecon/ Please share with your networks and apologies for cross-posting. -- -- ResilienceCon 2021 will be April 11-13 in dynamic Nashville, TN! Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. (she/her) Research Professor of Psychology, University of the South Director, Life Paths Research Center (A center for resilience and social justice research based in rural Appalachia) Founder and Co-Chair, ResilienceCon P.O. Box 187 Sewanee, TN 37375 "If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." --Shirley Chisholm (1st Black woman elected to U.S. Congress)