Perspectives on Cultural Competence: A Special Issue of CWLA's Child Welfare JournalBy:
Anna R. McPhatter
Culturally diverse families hold unique beliefs, values, and traditions that are not always well-understood or well-respected by child welfare service providers. This special issue of Child Welfare explores the diversity of cultures and practices that child welfare workers need to be aware of as they work with diverse communities. Transracial adoption, refugee children, and urban Indian child welfare are among the topics explored in this cross-cultural issue. An unusual, interesting perspective is seen in an article about the effects of sexism in child welfare practice on women of color, both as mothers involved in child welfare and as the workers who try to help them. Another discusses the difficulties Latinos face as they struggle to fight for their civil rights despite language access problems. This issue will clarify and bring insight to the complex area of cultural competence.
Cultural Competence: A Guide for Human Service Agencies
Cultural Competence Agency Self-Assessment Instrument
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CWLA Stock Number: CJ822
Publication Date: 2003