Let's Be Real.

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific | 1:00 3:00 pm Eastern Time

To take place on Zoom. Register to receive login information.*

The Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW) invites you to attend Let's Be Real, the public session of our 2021 virtual conference, All of Us, Every Family. If your work touches the lives of children and families experiencing domestic violence, we welcome you to come together in community to challenge ourselves to take action toward advancing racial equity in multiple systems — so that every family experiencing domestic violence and child maltreatment can get real help.

We will set this session in motion with a powerful performance by Ugochi from A Long Walk Home, and a community resiliency-building exercise. Then, together with our special guest faculty, we will engage in critical conversations around the need for leadership and accountability to advance racial equity work within domestic violence programs, child welfare, courts, and other agencies and community organizations across the U.S.

*Please note: This session will have a limit of 1,000 participants. Priority will be given to QIC-DVCW Project sites and those who are first to register.

Special Guest Faculty

Bryan Samuels, Executive Director, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago
Vickie Smith, Executive Director, Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Linda Spears, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
Hon. David Spurgeon, Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Karen Tronsgard-Scott, Executive Director, Vermont Network Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
Isa Woldeguiorguis, Executive Director, The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc.

"There are moments in history when society and its leaders are forced to see, think and act differently. Times when facts and conditions reveal outcomes that cannot be denied credibly. Moments when the blatancy of injustice and the need for change are ubiquitous. We are in such a moment in child welfare."

David Kelly, Children's Bureau

Together, we can meet the moment.

This event is hosted by the Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW), a five-year cooperative agreement with the Children’s Bureau to test an approach to improve how child welfare agencies and their partners help families experiencing domestic violence. For more information about the QIC-DVCW and to access our resources, visit dvchildwelfare.org!