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Race Equity within Our Prevention Work

April 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT


Join the Children’s Bureau as we recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Meet the new Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner Aysha Schomburg and hear her vision for the Children’s Bureau’s prevention agenda. Join us for a dialogue with practitioners at the national, state, and local level about how we can concretely bring a race equity lens to our prevention work.

Guest Speakers

Aysha E. Schomburg, Associate Commissioner Schomburg comes to the Children’s Bureau having previously served as the Senior Administrator for Program Oversight for the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), working collaboratively with agency leaders to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of ACS while also developing and coordinating comprehensive organizational capacity-building strategies across programs.

Elaine Voces Stedt, MSW is the Director of the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN), housed within the Children’s Bureau, US Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth and Families, in Washington, DC.

Charlyn Harper Browne, PhD is a Senior Associate at the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), with over 40 years of experience in research, theory development, teaching, training, technical assistance (TA), and administrative management in academic and private sector settings.

Alexandra James joined Be Strong Families after 9 years as CEO of Trinity Family Life Center in Richmond, Virginia—a nationally-recognized social enterprise model with four economic engines: a child care center, restaurant / catering, facility rental, and a fitness center.

Laura Alfani works for the people of Washington as the Administrator of the Strengthening Families Washington team which focuses on primary and secondary child abuse and neglect prevention.

Erinn Havig is the Primary & Community Prevention Lead of the Strengthening Families WA team at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families in Washington State.


April 27, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT
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