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12/9/2022 12pm-1pm ET Reading Club

2022 Reading Club: Integrating Race, Power, Privilege & Perspective into Child Protective Services

Free Registration Article: ​ Merritt, D.H. (2021). How Do Families Experience and Interact with CPS? In K. Slack and L. Berger, Toward a Better Approach to Preventing, Identifying, and Addressing Child Maltreatment, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Description: The lived experiences of child protective services (CPS)–involved parents is rarely considered from a social justice perspective. Parents and children endure the oversight of the child welfare system in myriad ways, and these experiences usually vary based on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. This article explores how CPS interactions affect family dynamics and well-being and how family members view their experiences with CPS, including their sense of autonomy and empowerment Presenters: Debangshu Roygardner, PhD; Darcey H. Merritt, MSW, Ph.D Moderator: Mary L. Pulido, PhD

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