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The Importance of Family Preservation for Black Children in the Foster Care System

October 12, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm MDT


During this webinar, presenters from the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW)  discussed:

  • The importance of family preservation efforts for children who are in foster care or those who are in danger of being placed into the foster care system
  • The adoption and permanency patterns of Black families
  • The history of transracial adoptions in America and the importance of transracial adoptees having connections to their cultures of origin and learning how to deal with racism
  • The issues and challenges of transracial adoptions from the perspective of a transracial adoptee
  • The role of attorneys and the legal system in promoting permanency and family preservation


April Dinwoodie
Vivian M. Drayton
Dr. James T. Freeman 

Leora Neal, LCSW

Clarence G. Nelson, MSW

J. Toni Oliver

Amina Mayazi Saunders

Accredited for 2 hours of CLE in Colorado (50-minute hour). CLE approval in at least one state can streamline an attorney’s CLE application in another state. Check with your jurisdiction for details on simplified CLE applications and online/on-demand learning requirements.