School of Social Work

No. 28 M.S.W. Program in the U.S.

The VCU School of Social Work and its Child Welfare Stipend Program hosted a panel discussion, Systemic Racism and Equity in Child Welfare: The Role of Social Work Education in Perpetuating and Challenging Inequities, on March 24, 2021.

The panel session, available for viewing through the YouTube archive above, featured:

  • Danika Briggs (M.S.W.’03/SW): Assistant director, Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services
  • Daryl Fraser (B.S.’00/H&S; M.S.W.’07/SW) : Associate professor in teaching, VCU School of Social Work
  • Allison Gilbreath (B.S.’11/GPA; M.S.W.’16/SW): Policy and program Director, Voices for Virginia’s Children

Resource List


  • Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare – Dorothy E. Roberts 
  • Teaching to Transgress – Bell Hooks
  • The Black Friend on Being A Better White Person – Frederick Joseph
  • The Mis-Education of the Negro – Carter G. Woodson  
  • The United Independent Compensatory Code/System/Concept: A Compensatory Counter-Racist Code – Neely Fuller Jr.
  • Righteous Self-Determination – Patricia Reid-Merritt
  • Black Single Mothers and the Child Welfare System – Brandynicole Brooks

Other Resources 

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