This Women’s History Month, please join us as we celebrate the efforts of black women leaders in child welfare. We would like to thank Dr. Valerie Jackson, DeJuana Jernigan and Paula Tucker for taking the time to contribute to last month’s focus on black voices. They shared their roles, challenges, and inspirations that paved the way for a more just and equitable society. Each of these women have endured many challenges to emerge from the flames victorious and at the top of their game. They are trailblazers and champions of change in the ongoing fight for children. The future of child welfare is bright as they take their agencies to another level. Black women have long been catalysts for change and continue to inspire movements and drive bold action in Texas and across the globe. The accomplishments made by these three women is groundbreaking and as they continue to confront the challenges within child welfare they empower a new age of young black social workers and more to follow in their footsteps. It is not an understatement to say that the past year has prompted widespread protests and a push for racial justice in America. Although black history month has come to an end, we want to continue to elevate Black women voices and experiences as they relate to children and families in child welfare. Listen to their stories on our YouTube Channel. 

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