Due to a low in-person response, this meeting has been
changed to an all VIRTUAL format.

Spring FGDM Statewide Virtual Meeting:
Exploring Race Equity and the FGDM Process


Target Audience: Child welfare professionals and other family engagement specialists

Location:Virtual Event via Microsoft Teams

Go to PACWRC BRIDGE System Access  to register by selecting April 14, 2022, 207: Exploring Race Equity and the FGDM Process.

You will receive a confirmation email prior to the event which will include a link to join the event as well as a link to handout material.

For general registration questions, contact cwtpreg@pitt.edu. If you need assistance with Bridge, contact bridgeHD@pitt.edu.

*Please note* All registrants will be “waitlisted” for this event until registration has been confirmed. If your agency requires registration be done through them, please contact your county training liaison directly.



April 14, 2022
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Purpose: The purpose of this meeting is to collaboratively begin to develop an understanding of how FGDM practice can support race equity in Pennsylvania. The meeting will include information about the role of cultural awareness and responsiveness in FGDM practice, systemic racism and disproportionality in the child welfare system, and Pennsylvania FGDM Statewide Evaluation data regarding race. Participants will also have the opportunity to share and explore through facilitated discussion how to address racial inequities using the FGDM process to influence change to improve outcomes for children and families of color.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the role of systemic racism and disproportionality in the child welfare system.
  • Understand the role of cultural awareness and responsiveness in FGDM practice.
  • Explore how race equity and diversity can inform engagement and teaming with families of color.

Presenter: Tamara Wilson (she/her) serves as Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at CASA Youth Advocates serving Delaware and Chester Counties. In this position, Tamara cultivates partnerships with community leaders and stakeholders, and actualizes CASA’s strategic goal to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion throughout the organizational structure, culture, and services.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits have been requested.


Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
403 East Winding Hill Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Phone: (717) 795-9048    
Fax: (717) 795-8013