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Working With Hispanic Families
Issues relevant to working with Hispanic families, including State and local examples.
Latino Child Welfare Issues
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
Contains links to national and State resources and other information about child welfare issues that affect Latino children and families.
Child Welfare Terms, English to Spanish
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Presents a glossary for Spanish-speaking families and the professionals who work with them.
Field Initiated Training Projects for Effective Child Welfare Practice With Hispanic Children and Families
Children's Bureau Discretionary Grant Cluster
Presents site visit reports from programs funded to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative child welfare training projects that address the needs of Hispanic children and families.
Adaptation Guidelines for Serving Latino Children and Families Affected by Trauma
Workgroup on Adapting Latino Services, Chadwick Center for Children and Families (2008)
Offers guidelines addressing a number of key priority areas to fit the needs of traumatized Latino children and families, including assessment, provision of therapy, policy, organizational competence, and more.
Fatherhood Lessons (PDF - 3412 KB)
The National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute (2003)
This toolkit offers insights to help deepen understanding of many of the customs and traditions that historically motivate Latino men and their families and provides a variety of practical tools, guidelines, and interventions to consider when constructing culturally relevant fatherhood programs.
The Hispanic Family in Flux (PDF - 450 KB)
Discusses the complex dynamics shaping Hispanic families in the United States and the impact on all policy matters related to children, youth, and families.
Latino Cultural Guide: Building Capacity to Strengthen the Well-Being of Immigrant Families and Their Children: A Prevention Strategy (PDF - 175 KB)
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota School of Social Work (2010)
Highlights items that are important to understanding Latino culture and family dynamics.
Recruiting and Retaining Older African American and Hispanic Boys in After-School Programs (PDF - 352 KB)
Presents strategies that may be effective for recruiting and retaining older minority boys in after-school programs. A literature review is included.
What Works for Latino/Hispanic Children and Adolescents: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions (PDF - 245 KB)
Bandy & Moore
Child Trends Fact Sheet, 2011
Identifies intervention programs and strategies that appear to contribute to program success for the Latino youth population. Strategies include working with the family, Spanish-speaking program facilitators, and culturally infused programs.
State and local examples
"Bad" Mothers and Spanish-Speaking Caregivers
Nevada Law Review, 7(3), 2007
Uses a case study of a Latino family's experience in Nevada to illustrate the intersection of Latino families with the child welfare system and to highlight the importance and vulnerability of language in this system.
Culturally Competent Practice With Latino Families (PDF - 588 KB)
Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (2007)
Participant guide for a training to provide specific skills and knowledge for culturally competent practice with Latino families.
Culturally Competent Systems of Care Practices With Hispanic Children and Families: Final Project and Evaluation Report
Dettlaff, Garcia Nuno, & Rycraft (2007)
View Abstract and Document
Describes a collaborative effort to develop a training for Texas Department of Family and Protective Services staff on culturally competent practice with Latino children and families using a systems of care model.
South County Wraparound Project for Predominantly Latino Children and Youth
California State University, Monterey Bay
Designed to engage the community and local agencies to develop a community-based, culturally appropriate Wraparound model.