Anti-Racism in California’s Crisis Continuum of CARE:
Action Learning Workshops
Friday, February 11, 2022 • 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. PT
This workshop is part of the CARE TA Center’s Anti-Racism in California’s Crisis Continuum of CARE: Action Learning Workshops series. Each 3-hour workshop will offer a 60-minute pre-recorded presentation combined with facilitated discussion and action planning. Instructors will guide participants through a process to create individualized plans for implementation. Moving from learning to action, participants will gain competencies and walk away with skills, templates, tools, and resources to apply to their daily work in the crisis continuum of care.
This workshop will walk participants through using a data equity lens throughout the five main phases of a project: 1) Project design; 2) Data collection; 3) Data analysis; 4) Interpretation of findings; and 5) Who benefits from findings. Woven throughout will be practical examples of application in a justice diversion context. This workshop will include live viewing of a presentation (originally part of the CARE TA Center virtual conference in June 2021) and facilitated discussion focused on applying insights from the presentation to your daily work. Action planning will focus on understanding data equity and how to apply a data equity lens to your own work.
Meet the Presenter
Dani Soto has more than a decade of experience in research and analysis of adolescent well-being and risk, with a focus on gendered and racial/ethnic inequalities. She graduated Cum Laude with her B.A. in sociology (juvenile delinquency emphasis) from the University of Montana, where she was a McNair Scholar. She received her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University in sociology/criminology. There she specialized in juvenile delinquency and minored in family studies and quantitative methods. Her master’s thesis looked at sexual minority youth and delinquent offending, paying special attention to the impact of sexual identity. Her dissertation examined Latino delinquency, looking at the differences in country-of-origin and generational status.
After graduate school, Dani spent four years as an assistant professor, where she served as an advisor/mentor for many campus and community groups serving underrepresented students. Wanting to use her professional skills in research and analysis in an applied way, she made the transition to the non-profit arena. Recognizing that true justice requires attention paid to the intersections of race/ethnicity, sexuality and sexual identity, sex and gender expression, gender identity, and socioeconomic status, she frequently examines disparities in these areas.
Continuing Education Credits
Attend CARE webinars and receive continuing education units (CEUs)! CARS is an approved provider for the CA Board of Registered Nurses (#CEP16303), California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (#131736), and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (#4N-08-923-0722). Certificates are available for the following credentials: ASW, BRN, LCSW, LEP, LMFT, LPCC, PPS, CADC, and CCPS.