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Resource: Advancing Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Child Welfare

Posted | Jun 29 2022

This video highlights the work being done by the Capacity Building Center for States (Center) to support racial equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives in child welfare at local, state, and federal levels. The video includes information about how child welfare agencies can partner with the Center to identify equity issues and deliver services informed by people with lived experience in child welfare. Learn more. 

Resource: Affirming and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth in Child Welfare

Posted | Jun 29 2022

This fact sheet presents statistics on increased risks for LGBTQ youth and provides information on how child welfare systems can avoid harmful practices and use healthy approaches when working with LGBTQ children and youth. Learn more.  

Amber Alerts Now on Instagram

Posted | Jun 28 2022

Amber Alerts will now appear on Instagram for individuals near a missing children’s case. With this update, if an AMBER Alert is activated by law enforcement and an individual is in the designated search area, the alert will appear in their Instagram feed. Important details about the child such as a photo, description, location of the abduction and any other available information will be provided in each alert. Learn more.