“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is…NOW.”
– Chinese Proverb
Let it be us who finally re-builds child welfare so that it becomes an anti-racist system that works effectively at keeping children safe with their families.
Let it be us!
As an Assistant Professor in the College of Social Work at Florida State University and the Executive Director of The Florida Institute for Child Welfare, her foremost responsibility is providing evidence-informed recommendations to Florida’s legislative policymakers. Dr. Pryce was a child welfare caseworker, investigating child maltreatment in Florida, before pursuing her doctorate degree. Having experience at multiple levels of child welfare (direct practice, policy analysis, child advocacy, program administration, teaching and research), her perspective is unique.
Dr. Pryce has the ability to convey her ideas and research to any audience and considers each experience as a learning exchange. She is a reflexive listener and transformative leader. She has maintained a commitment to the wellbeing of children and families, as well as, the sustainability of the workforce. Currently, Dr. Pryce is working to address racial disproportionality within child welfare and adjacent child protective decision making disparities. She is actively engaged in creating an effective and ethical system of care for all at-risk and proven-risk families.
Dr. Pryce has spoken nationally and internationally on various topics relating to child welfare, workforce development and human service leadership enhancement. She also presented a TED Talk in May 2018 on implicit bias and disparity within child welfare.
Dr. Pryce can Keynote the following topics:
Strengthening Families Using a Racial Equity Lens Child Welfare needs Transformational Leaders Acknowledging Privilege & Power-Balancing in Child Welfare Confronting Implicit Bias using Blind Removal Meetings: Findings from Research Promising Practices for Addressing Racial Disparity in Child Welfare Workforce Implications of the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 Experiences of Black Mothers in the Child Welfare System
Dr. Pryce can lead a workshop on the following areas:
How to build an Anti-Racist Child Welfare System Team Building and Morale in Child Welfare Agencies Inter-Cultural Development Inventory Strategies for Managing Vicarious Trauma Implicit Bias Awareness Training
Invite Dr. Pryce to guest lecture for the following courses:
Introduction to Child Welfare Social Policy Research Methods Advanced Research Methods Trauma Informed Practice Professional Ethics Leadership Organizational Behavior Organizational Theory Diversity Race, Class, Power and Privilege