Language Bias in Child Welfare (Includes audio)

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Children’s Bureau – October 20, 2022

This brief provides an overview of biased language in child welfare case practice and strategies to identify and study it. Key themes explored in the brief include the implicit biases of child welfare professionals that are manifested in spoken and written language, methods to study biased language, and how an improved understanding of biased language promotes more effective and equitable child welfare practice.

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