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Engaging a Community to Respond to Child Abuse: The Implementation of a Parenting Mentoring Program (Workshop 26)
The workshop describes the process one agency used to engage a low-income diverse community to become its partner in identifying and developing a problem-solving strategy to respond to child abuse. Previous efforts on the part of the traditional child protective services agency had failed to provide services at the intense level needed to address the problem. The presenter identifies and discusses at least six underlying values and principles of cultural competence that were used to engage the community and to maintain the relationship, noting trust to be a critical factor.
Dorothy Osgood, Ph.D.
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