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2009 Jordan Institute
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Vol. 14, No. 3
June 2009

Resources for Learning More about Working with Diversity

Reprinted from the Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2008

Introduction to Cultural Competence: A Training Tool
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
Explains strategies for assessing cultural competency and improving the ethnic and linguistic responsiveness of family support programs.
<www.friendsnrc.org/resources/culture.htm>

Culturally Competent Strategies for Strengthening Families
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (2006)
Offers links to audio files and materials from a teleconference that featured presentations on culturally competent practice within the Community Based Child Abuse Prevention program. <www.friendsnrc.org/resources/teleconference.htm#cc>

Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare in the Context of Cultural Competence
University of Minnesota School of Social Work (2008)
Offers six online training modules addressing issues related to cultural competence, child welfare, and evidence-based practice. <http://cehd.umn.edu/ssw/G-S/EBP-CC_Modules/index.html>

Knowing Who You Are: Video
Casey Family Programs
Presents the perspectives of youth in care, child welfare professionals, and foster parents about why race and ethnicity matter and the importance of integrating racial and ethnic identity into child welfare practice. <www.casey.org/Resources/Projects/REI/KnowingWhoYouAreVideo.htm>

Race Matters Toolkit
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Designed to help advocates mobilize resources for vulnerable populations of color in order to reduce racial disparities/disproportionality and promote racial equity.
<www.kidscount.org/kcnetwork/resources/RaceMattersToolkit.htm>

Culturally Competent Practice with Latino Families
Georgia Division of Family and Children's Services (2007)
Provides participants with an introduction to the basic concepts of culturally competent practice and specific skills and knowledge for culturally competent practice with Latino families. <http://preview.tinyurl.com/392dyj>

Racial Disparity in the Child Welfare System
Urban Institute (2008)
Panelists in this audio presentation consider how child welfare system administrators are leading initiatives to address racial disparity. <http://www.urban.org/Pressroom/thursdayschild/january2008.cfm>

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