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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Our patience for this work will need to match our passion and commitment, as it will be impossible to undo hundreds of years of racism quickly, but I firmly believe that together, we effect important change that will have lasting and important impact on each of us and the community we seek to serve.

Tara Davila
Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work

Our commitment to the community

The Yale Child Study Center values each member of our community and is committed to fostering a more equitable, and inclusive culture, conducive to sustaining and attracting diversity in all its forms. This commitment is accompanied by education, reflection and informed action to support an increased understanding of biases and how racism and other exclusionary practices impact our community. We will take intentional action to transform our policies and practices to ensure that we increase and sustain diverse perspectives in research, clinical practice, and professional training. We believe that these practices allow us to best participate and contribute to a pluralistic society, and enhance our center and the community we serve.

YCSC DEIB Action Group (DAG)

The YCS DEIB Action Group (DAG) works to harness the power of the collective to bring sustainable and transformational change to the Yale Child Study Center. This group of volunteers is led by the center’s Chief Diversity Officer, Tara Davila, LCSW, working to inform and support the YCSC Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Strategic Plan. This plan is aligned with Belonging at Yale initiatives at the University as well as the Yale School of Medicine Strategic Plan. The DEIB Action Group’s efforts are focused on helping to develop innovative ways to interrupt the norms within center policies, practices, and culture with the intent to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Committee Members