This webinar is hosted by The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ). Disproportionate minority contact (DMC) remains a major issue within the juvenile justice system. The Sentencing Project has undertaken new research on the issue of DMC to discover the rate at which youth of color are incarcerated as compared to their white peers. Their new findings show that African American youth are five times more likely to be incarcerated than white youth, while Native American youth are three times more likely to be incarcerated than white youth. Latino youth, meanwhile, are 65% more likely to be held in detention. Join us as we delve into their recent research findings, and discuss potential solutions to this ongoing problem.
Dr. Kaliebe will review a host of critical factors affecting health, and how modern medical systems have inadvertently veered away from the powerful healing that comes from physical activity, nutrition and restful leisure activities. Dr. Kaliebe will discuss how families and patients involved in the foster care system need additional support to ensure they understand the broad, sustainable and safe options for self-care that augment traditional therapies and medication treatments.
In ten years, the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) has expanded from three areas in one site to more than 70 sites in ten different states! We’re still growing and our conference will focus on bringing more voices to QPI. Celebrate ten years with us, embracing new partners, and new approaches that prioritize excellent parenting in Foster Care Systems!