State & Local Programs

Knowing Who You Are: Helping Youth in Care Develop Racial and Ethnic Identity

In partnership with Casey Family Programs, National CASA offers Knowing Who You Are to our network of CASA staff and volunteer advocates. The curriculum helps participants explore their own race and ethnicity, preparing them to support the healthy development of racial and ethnic identity in youth in care. The curriculum is designed in three parts:

  • A 24-minute video in which youth in care, alumni, child welfare professionals, birth families, and resource families share their perspective on the importance of integrating racial and ethnic identify into child welfare practices.
  • A four-to-six-hour self-paced e-learning course which introduces participants to foundational concepts that will be further explored during the in-person training.
  • A two-day highly interactive in-person training in which participants look at their own identity as well as identify ways to integrate racial and ethnic identity development work into day-to-day practice with youth in care.

Read more about the Knowing Who You Are curriculum. Download the Knowing Who You Are fact sheet (594 KB PDF).

Read more about diversity trainings. Download "What Do We Mean by Diversity Training?" (439 KB PDF)

Complete this short training request form (38 KB PDF) and email if you are interested in exploring the possibility of bringing a Knowing Who You Are training to your area.





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