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Title: Serving Diverse Young Adults of Transition Age at the Practice Level


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Serving Diverse Young Adults of Transition Age at
the Practice Level
  • Presented by
  • Mary Jo Whitfield, MSW
  • Vice President of Behavioral Health
  • Jewish Family Childrens Service
  • Phoenix, Arizona

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Childrens Action Alliance The Color of Foster
Care Racial Disproportionality in the Child
Welfare System in Maricopa County, May 2008
3
Childrens Action Alliance Racial
Disproportionality in the Juvenile Justice System
in Maricopa County, May 2008
4
Jewish Family Childrens ServiceTransition to
Independence Program
  • Utilize the Transition to Independence Process
    (Hewitt B. Rusty Clark, Ph.D., Nicole
    Deschenes, M.Ed. National Network on Youth
    Transition for Behavioral Health, Florida Mental
    Health Institute, University of South Florida,
    Tampa, Florida).
  • Strengths, needs and cultural discovery from the
    youths point of view as part of our service
    delivery system.

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Racial Ethnic Identity
  • Youth in care face issues such as the lack of
    protective messages to face prejudice when
    foster parents are not of the same racial or
    ethnic background.
  • Our program emphasizes and works with youth to
    support and develop a healthy racial and ethnic
    identity.

6
Specialized Recruitment/Training
  • Staff are recruited from the communities via
    Hispanic and African American media.
  • Candidates are interviewed by current staff and
    youth who participate in the program as part of
    the hiring process.
  • All staff are required to complete cultural
    competence training that promotes self awareness
    and development of multi-cultural competence.

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Thank You! Gracías! Mary Jo
Whitfield Maryjo.Whitfield_at_jfcsarizona.com Teleph
one 602.567.8380
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