“A very powerful piece from the President & CEO of CWLA. I am so proud that Kingsley House is a long time CWLA member,” says Keith H. Liederman, Ph.D., Kingsley House CEO and CWLA Board Chair.
Child Welfare League of America CEO: Field Must Confront Its Racist Roots
In the nearly two months since the police killing of George Floyd launched a global protest movement against systemic racism, the American child welfare system has experienced its own reckoning.
In June, parents marched through Manhattan, waving signs charging child welfare authorities with “stealing Black babies.” More than 1,700 people tuned in to an online forum comparing the foster care system’s treatment of low-income families of color to the government’s war on drugs. The leader of one national child welfare agency, Bethany Christian Services, recently argued that foster care service providers “have a critical role to play in addressing systemic racism in child welfare.” …. https://imprintnews.org/child-welfare-2/child-welfare-league-of-america-ceo-field-must-confront-its--roots/45794