Pact Camp

Webinar: Real Talk About Child Welfare Reform And The Calls To Abolish It

Start time/date: June  16, 2021 11:00 AM
End time/date: June  16, 2021 1:00 PM
Place: Webinar
Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration

Real Talk About Child Welfare Reform And The Calls To Abolish It

CEU Workshop – Title IVE Project Coordinator from UC Berkeley, Christina Feliciana, and advocate, Katarina Sayally, present a candid and critical discussion of child welfare reform in this unprecedented year of racial reckoning. Join us as we radically imagine a different way forward for families. Appropriate for child welfare professionals and all community members who care about the well-being of children.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will be able to identify at least two ways the US historically has targeted Black and Indigenous communities by forcibly separating their children from their birth families

2. Participants will be able to distinguish between physical abuse and neglect

3. Participants will be able to describe how the category of neglect has been used by the US child welfare system to remove poor Black and Indigenous children from their birth families

4. Participants will be able to report at least one pathway to reform the child welfare system.


Christina Feliciana, LCSW, has been teaching in the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare and supporting MSW students in their internships since 2007. She teaches courses on child welfare practice, school social work, and an introduction to multi-level practice. She previously was employed as a child welfare worker and as a school social worker. She coordinates the Title IVE program, an intensive curriculum designed to prepare social workers to work in children’s protective services in California. Christina also consults with SOAR for Youth, a foster youth educational advocacy program. Christina and her spouse are fost/adopt parents. Their older daughter joined their family at six months old. When she was nearly two, her biological sister (age three months) joined the family. They have contact with the girls' first mom and feel blessed to raise the sisters together. Christina also serves as one of Pact's Pre-placement consultants.


CEUs: This course meets the qualifications for two (2) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. All activities in the course are offered for continuing education credit. CAMFT-Approved Continuing Education Provider Number 131157. 


Pact is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Pact maintains responsibility for this course and its content.




Cost for CEUs:


Special Needs: To request accommodations for special needs, please email the program administrator at who will respond to all inquiries within 3 business days. 


Certificates: Course completion certificates will be awarded within one business week upon confirmation of full attendance at workshop and completion of course evaluation. Certificates will be e-mailed to registration address unless other method is requested.


Refunds: Pact is not in a position to offer refunds due to non-attendance. If you are unable to attend, you may notify Pact no less than three business days in advance and will be permitted to choose another comparable workshop within the next calendar year.


Grievances: If you wish to file a grievance, you may do so orally or in writing.


Phone: 510.243.9460




Address: 5515 Doyle Street, #1, Emeryville, CA 94608

Pricing Description:

$45 per person non-member

Special pricing Pact members receive 25% discount.

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