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Researchers Should Understand and Adapt Race and Ethnicity Data That Change Over Time

Date: 
03/31/2022
Author: 
Alaina Flannigan, Rachel Rosenberg, Alyssa Liehr, Reva Dalela, Mya’ Sanders
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Embedding race equity principles into supports provided for young people who age out of foster care can better prepare them for a successful transition into adulthood. Child welfare practitioners and policymakers must consider how race and racism affect a young person’s child welfare experience and the services and supports they receive. For example, practitioners and policymakers should understand how employment program outcomes vary by race/ethnicity, or the ways in which access to culturally competent sexual and reproductive health care varies by race/ethnicity. This focus on race equity principles ensures that all young people have access to services tailored to their needs.

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