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Building a Culturally Competent Agency
This section lists resources that can help administrators and workers enhance cultural competence in child welfare agencies.
- Culturally competent client practices
- Cultural competence in the workplace
- Culturally competent practices in the community
Bridges to Engagement: Tools to Support Cultural Competence (PDF - 2040 KB)
UJIMA Community Services (2006)
Describes the key components of cultural competence and shares tools to support culturally relevant professional practice. The report includes information on building a community-public agency partnership.
Building Effective Working Relationships Across Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Communities
Hosley, Gensheimer, & Yang
Child Welfare, 82(2), 2003
Discusses strategies used by a program in Minnesota to bridge multiple cultural groups effectively by building a diverse collaborative team, involving families and youth, reconciling cultural variation in meeting styles, and making best practice models culturally appropriate.
Family-Centered, Culturally Competent Partnerships in Demonstration Projects for Children, Youth, and Families (PDF - 342 KB)
Institute for Educational Leadership (2002)
Provides ideas and refers to resources that will increase the capacity of demonstration projects engaged in systemic reform efforts to partner with communities and families.