CARES: Racial Equity Micro Video Series

This micro video series supports the Collaborative Assessment, Response and Support (CARES) approach — an ACS strategy to reduce the disproportionate overrepresentation of Black and Latinx children in the New York City Child Welfare system. This series explores the ability of Division of Child Protection (DCP) CARES staff to help address racial disproportionality within child protection. These videos provide learners with strategies to self-examine their implicit biases and reduce them when they manifest. Additionally, learners at all levels discover their role as gatekeepers for families. 


Who Should Attend?

All Division of Child Protection (DCP) CARES staff and leadership.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  •  Understand how CARES serves as one ACS strategy to reduce racial disproportionality and disparity in the New York City Child Welfare system.
  • Be able to identify implicit bias and describe strategies that reduce it while making decisions within the CARES approach.
  • Be able to describe how confronting risk positively impacts decision making and identify strategies that align with building a safety culture.
  • Be able to analyze the responsibility and accountability of bias and racism at different levels of an organization, with the understanding that there is power attached to all levels of staff, regardless of title.


Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  •  A 35-minute series of five micro videos:
    • Micro Video 1 – CARES: An ACS Racial Equity Strategy
    • Micro Video 2 – CARES: The Impact of Implicit Bias on Decision Making
    • Micro Video 3 – CARES: Reducing Implicit Bias in Decision Making
    • Micro Video 4 – CARES: Risk Aversion in CARES
    • Micro Video 5 – CARES: Gatekeeping Through an Anti-Racist Lens in CARES

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.


Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.



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