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Cultural Competency and Diversity Publications and Resources

Cultural Competency and Child Welfare

NEW Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organizations (2017)

A Closer Look: Cultural Competency (NTAEC, 2009)

Addressing Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare (CWIG, 2011)

Culturally Responsive Child Welfare Practice (CASCW, 2015)

Honoring Diverse Voices and Restoring Effective Practice in Child Welfare and Family Services (FRIENDS, 2006)

How Domestic Violence & Child Welfare Systems Impact Women of Color & Their Communities (FVPF, 2005)

Immigration and Child Welfare (CWIG, 2015)

Moving Toward Cultural Competence: Key Considerations to Explore (AdoptUSKids)

Resources for Child Welfare Professionals Working with Families from Refugee Backgrounds (CASCW, 2016)

Resources to Build Competency with Specific Cultural Groups

African-American Families

A Culturally Competent Model Program for African-Americans in the Child Welfare System (Focal Point, 2007)

A Practice Guide for Working with African-American Families in the Child Welfare System (MN DHS, 2006)

Working with African American Adoptive, Foster and Kinship Families (AdoptUsKids)

Asian/Pacific Islander Families

Connecting the Dots: Improving Neighborhood-Based Child Welfare Services (CACF, 2007)

Services for Asian and Pacific Islander Children and Families (NTACCMH, 2006)

Native American Families

Native Americans and Child Welfare (2006)

Tribal-State Relations (CWIG, 2012)

Working With American Indian Families (NC Division of Social Services, 2006)

Faith-based Resources

A Guide for Child Welfare Agencies Working with Communities of Faith (AdoptUsKids)

Clergy as Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary of State Laws (CWIG, 2008)

Engaging and Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations in Initiatives for Children, Youth, and Families (IEL)

Faith-Based Providers Working with LGBTQ Youth (2012, CWLA/Lambda Legal)

Hispanic/Latino Families

Child Welfare Terms - English to Spanish (CWIG, 2011)

Enhancing Cultural Competence in Social Service Agencies: A Promising Approach to Serving Diverse Children and Families (OPRE, 2014)

Latino Children of Immigrants in CW(Migration and Child Welfare National Network research brief)

Promoting and Supporting Latino Families in Adoption and Foster Care(AdoptUsKids, 2008)

The Hispanic Family in Flux (CFF, 2007)

The Well-Being of Immigrant Latino Youth: A Framework to Inform Practice (UNC, 2005)

LGBTQ Resources

Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Families in Foster Care and Adoption (Children's Bureau, 2016)

Frequently Asked Questions From Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Prospective Foster and Adoptive Parents (Children's Bureau, 2016)

ACF Information Memorandum (IM) on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth in Foster Care (ACF, 2011)

Best Practice Principles: Gay and Lesbian Youth in Care (CWLA, 2006)

Caring for LGBTQ Children and Youth - A Guide for Child Welfare Providers (2013, HRC)

Clinical Issues in Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender and Questioning Youth (PowerPoint NCCWE, NRCPFC 2014)

Getting Down to Basics: Tools to Support LGBTQ Youth in Care (CWLA, Lambda Legal, 2013)

Guidelines for Managing Information Related to the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression of Children in Child Welfare Systems (2013, CSSP)

LGBTQ Issues & Child Welfare (NRCPFC)

LGBTQ Resources (compiled by Opening Doors Project)

Permanency Planning Today (Summer 2010 issue)

Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports to LGBTQ1 Youth and Their Families (GUCCHD, 2012)

Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents (CWIG, 2013)

Refugee/Immigrant Families

A Social Worker's Toolkit for Working with Immigrant Families - Child Welfare Flowchart (2009)

A Social Worker’s Tool Kit for Working With Immigrant Families - Healing the Damage: Trauma and Immigrant Families in the Child Welfare System (2010)

A Social Worker's Tool Kit for Working with Immigrant Families - Immigration Status and Relief Options (2009)

Adressing the Mental Health Problems of Border and Immigrant Youth (NCTSN, 2009)

Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System (Migration and Child Welfare National Network)

Falling Through the Cracks: The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Children Caught Up in the Child Welfare System (2012)

Family & Community Centered Child Welfare Practice with Refugees & Immigrants (BRYCS, 2007)

Interviewing Immigrant Children and Families (BRYCS, 2009)

Refugee Services Toolkit (NCTSN)

Serving Foreign-Born Foster Children: A Resource for Meeting the Special Needs of Refugee Youth & Children (BRYCS, 2007)

Tip Sheet on Haitian Culture

Working with Undocumented and Mixed Status Immigrant Children and Families (2011)