RACE, POVERTY AND NEGLECT
The 2023 NJTFCAN (New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect) Biennial Conference will be held on October 19, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Princeton: The Intersection of Race, Poverty, & Neglect in Child Welfare.
In 2020, two out of every three children entering foster care nationally were separated from their family with neglect being a primary or contributing factor in the decision to move to out-of-home placement.
Historically, in child welfare circles, all too often, allegations of “neglect” are a coded way of saying that a family is dealing with the effects of poverty.
Additionally, we know that a major contributing factor in the nation’s poverty epidemic is systemic and institutionalized racism, as Black families are denied opportunities that are freely available to white families.
In order to achieve social justice, and to ensure that the child welfare system doesn’t continue to be a tool for further systemic oppression, we have to examine and explore the intersection of race, poverty, and neglect in child protective services in the United States.
Join us on October 19, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Princeton, as we engage in a conversation about race, poverty, and neglect as it pertains to the child welfare system in New Jersey and throughout the country. We’ll hear from national experts as well as leaders on the ground in our home state, hoping to achieve a fairer, more equitable system for all families.
Register today at www.stockton.edu/tfcan. The conference will offer 4.5 Ethics/Cultural Competency social work CEs and is approved for DCF training hours.
– The New Jersey Department of Children and Families
– The NJ Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect
– Stockton University Child Welfare Education Institute