Black History Month 2024: Resources for Allyship

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Black History Month 2024

To empower youth in foster care, one must understand and appreciate how Black history intersects with the child welfare system in America today. Here are five resources for allyship with Black youth in foster care this Black History Month:

Uplifting Black Heroes of Child Welfare

Inspiring stories of Black men and women who played a significant role in improving the lives of children and advancing both the fields of social work and child welfare, from CASA of Fairfax, Virginia. 

Practice Improvement Suggestions to Support Black LGBTQIA2S+ Youth in Foster Care

FosterClub provides a recap of recommendations directly from young people with lived experience in foster care. 

Digging Deep: Historical Context of Child Welfare Systems

An excellent historical overview from the Annie E. Casey Foundation serves as a discussion guide for young leaders, child welfare professionals, and allies.

Malcolm X: From Foster Care to Civil Rights Leader

Read this "Foster to Famous" blog from FosterClub outlines the inspirting journey of Malcolm X.

African American Grandfamilies: Helping Children Thrive Through Connection to Family and Culture

This toolkit from our partners at Generations United is designed to give resources and tips to child welfare agencies, other government agencies and nonprofit organizations, so they can better serve all African American grandfamilies.

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