Webinar: Your Family or Its Health: Intersections Between the Healthcare and Foster Systems

Black communities, communities of color, and those living in poverty are overrepresented in many systems, including the foster system, that claim to support and protect.

Creating the conditions in which families and communities can thrive means keeping families together and reimagining what support looks like, how harm and accountability are understood and addressed, and who should be leading the way forward.  

Black communities, communities of color, and those living in poverty are overrepresented in many systems, including the foster system, that claim to support and protect.

This webinar, the fourth in our Spotlight on the Foster System series, focused on intersections between the healthcare and foster systems. Watch a recording of the webinar below, or download the slide presentation.

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This webinar was the first in a four-part series produced by the Shriver Center to spotlight various aspects of the foster system. See also:

Moving from Why to How: Parent Leaders’ Perspectives on the Movement for Child Welfare Justice

Policing by Another Name Mandated Reporting as State Surveillance

The Carceral Web: How the Foster and Criminal Legal Systems Perpetuate Injustice

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We center parents in advocating for policies and laws that strengthen families and end the harmful removal of children from their homes.

Our policies and laws must value families, center communities, and end racial inequities.

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