Systemic Racism in Child Welfare Certificate Program
In response to APSAC’s commitment to work towards ending racism and implicit bias in the field of child maltreatment, an Anti-racism Commission was formed. The APSAC Cultural Diversity Committee decided its contribution to the Commission would be to develop a Systemic Racism in Child Welfare Certificate Program. It will be a Virtual Cultural Institute focused on supporting child maltreatment professionals and improving their response in working with African American children and families.
The committee acknowledges that racism for Blacks in the United States takes many forms and targets different groups such as Black descendants of African slaves, Blacks from other countries, as well as Africans whose experiences closely align with the immigrant perspective. The series will focus more on the first group, the African American perspective.
Participants will receive a certificate after attending 8 hours of sessions. Participants have the option to attend the sessions live or to view recordings on APSAC's Learning Management System (LMS). Only individuals who join the live session will be eligible to earn CE credit. More information on Continuing Education Credit.
Currently scheduled sessions are described below. More sessions will be added soon, so please keep checking back. If you have any questions about the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.