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Understanding the Intersection of Race, Housing and Child Welfare

Securing stable and affordable housing remains an enduring challenge for many of this nation's children and families. Moreover, unstable housing and homelessness adversely impact child development and well-being, and increase the likelihood of families becoming involved with the child welfare system. This is especially pronounced among children and families of color. This webinar explored the long-standing challenges involved with connecting families with supportive housing, and how these dynamics impact the likelihood of child welfare involvement for families of color. Participants also learned about policy and practice strategies that promote family connections to stable and supportive housing, and the types of support available to children and families during this transition.


Ruth White, Executive Director, National Center for Housing and Child Welfare, Hyattsville, Maryland

Jasmine Hayes, Policy Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, Washington, DC

Tashira Halyard, Deputy Director, Homeless Children's Playtime Project, Washington, DC

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Recorded Dec. 15, 2014

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