Session Track:

Equity/Racial Justice
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Addressing Racial Disparities: A Community-Wide Approach

October 19, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
If your organization is ready to be an advocate for equity and justice and you are wondering where to start, this is the workshop for you. Join us in hearing about the tools, strategies and tactics used to galvanize parent and community leaders in order to address injustices and inequities, especially related to the disparate discipline practices. Participants will hear about the learnings and successes experienced in several local communities and states.…

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Empowering Women in Community Leadership for Healthy Families

October 19, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Empowering Women in Community Leadership for Healthier Families conducts leadership development and prepares diverse women to enhance existing community-based efforts to reduce the risk of preventable disabilities caused by FAS/FASD and lead poisoning. This multi-pronged initiative addresses health inequities to lower the incidence of FAS/FASD and lead poisoning by building community capacity to enhance engagement and leadership opportunities among underserved women of childbearing age.…

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Serving Whole Communities: Examining the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion when working with Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and their families.

October 19, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
As communities become more diverse, it becomes vital for organizations to deepen their commitments to recognizing, identifying, and overcoming personal, professional, and institutional barriers to inclusion and belonging. In this session we will introduce the Four Tools of Cultural Proficiency and how they can be used to identify and overcome barriers to family engagement and community support. Together, we will answer the question, “what role does diversity, equity, and inclusion have in family…

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Creating and Sustaining Authentic Partnership in the Digital Age

October 19, 10:15 am – 11:45 am
Families and stakeholders of marginalized students historically have been excluded from meaningful, authentic engagement in educational systems. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to explore traditional methods of engagement that have discouraged family and stakeholder engagement for marginalized families — often rooted in White dominant culture — and learn how to move toward creating authentic partnerships. Additionally, participants will explore innovative alternative meth…

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Redefining Family Resilience through Cultural Brokering

October 19, 10:15 am – 11:45 am
This presentation features a panel of cultural brokers and researchers sharing their process for redefining family resilience through cultural brokerage support. Specifically, we are interested in how families learn to apply family strengths and resources in a way consistent with their beliefs so they think about life changes and changes more positively, feel more hopeful and confident that they can manage it, and respond or adapt to challenges together. …

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The Power of Families at the Table using Data to Advance Equity

October 18, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for a session on engaging and empowering families and community members as leaders in equity -driven data conversations. Addressing inequities requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our communities, data can help identify and reduce those inequities. Additionally it’s critical to look at data with families and communities and listen to lived experiences in order to create a “data story”.…

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Building Equity and Inclusion through Conversations: An Introduction to the Family Voices Anti-Racism Toolkit

October 18, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
This interactive workshop will inform participants about the Family Voices United to End Racism Against CYSHCN and their Families toolkit website to help address ongoing racism in their state. Participants will learn about the four blocks of information available on the website, the steps to holding a town hall, and resources available to guide them in their anti-racism efforts. Additionally, participants will work in teams to identify anti-racist topics and develop an anti-racist town hall.…

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