A journey to help youth in care develop their racial and ethnic identity
Knowing Who You Are is a three-part curriculum for social workers and other adults and professionals in the child welfare system. Created with the direct collaboration of alumni of foster care, youth still in care, birth parents, and resource families, the curriculum helps child welfare professionals explore race and ethnicity, preparing them to support the healthy development of their constituent’s racial and ethnic identity.
Part I: Video
Interviews and discussions with youth in care, alumni, birth parents, child welfare professionals, and resource families. An accompanying study guide provides questions to facilitate group discussion after viewing.
Part II: E-learning
This free, online course develops a vocabulary for discussing race and ethnicity as a tool for identity development and for addressing racism and discrimination. It also illustrates ways of integrating knowledge and skills into day-to-day practice.
Part III: In-person learning
Staff, youth in care, alumni, birth parents, and resource families all participate in these two-day events. In a highly interactive training, participants hone skills they’ve learned as they identify ways to integrate them into their daily child welfare practice. Please contact us for more information.