Advancing Equity in Child Welfare

Join us for a transformative experience at the Advancing Equity in Child Welfare Conference!

Event Details:

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 – Starting at 8 am
Rhode Island College, Gaige Hall

Registration: $25

About the Conference

Join us for a transformative experience at the “Advancing Equity in Child Welfare” conference, where we will gather leaders, professionals, and advocates dedicated to creating a more equitable future for children in the welfare system. Have questions? Contact Kinzel Thomas, Vice President of Equity and Community Development at

Don’t miss your chance to participate in insightful discussions with a diverse panel of professionals, policymakers, and community advocates, delving into the multifaceted dimensions of equity within the child welfare system. If you would like to attend this conference but face a finacial barrier, please contact Olivia DeManche at

Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to announce our distinguished keynote speaker, Dr. Ernestine Briggs-King, an esteemed authority in the field of child psychology, trauma, and welfare. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Dr. Briggs-King is renowned for her groundbreaking work in advancing equity and inclusivity in child mental health and well-being. Her keynote address and panel discussion promises to inspire and challenge our perspectives, offering valuable insights into the critical role of equity in shaping the future of child welfare.

About Ernestine Briggs-King, PhD

Ernestine Briggs-King, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience in the fields of child maltreatment and child traumatic stress. Dr. Briggs-King is the Director of Research at CCFH; Director of the Data and Evaluation Program at the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress; and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. She is a clinical/community psychologist with a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

As part of her current work, she is involved in the implementation, dissemination, and evaluation of evidence-based practices aimed at reducing the sequelae associated with maltreatment and child traumatic stress. Dr. Briggs-King is also a co-investigator on several multisite, longitudinal studies examining the developmental and psychosocial impact of trauma and violence. She also has expertise in the area of cultural, gender, community, and systemic issues.

Ernestine Briggs-King, PhD

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Venue Information

Rhode Island College – Gaige Hall
600 Mount Pleasant Ave,
Providence, RI 02908

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