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Cultural Considerations in Evidence-Based Practice
Child welfare administrators and program managers must be prepared to address the diverse needs of the communities and families they serve. The following resources explore effective ways to implement evidence-based practices for diverse communities.
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.
Adapting Evidence-Based Treatments for Use with American Indian and Native Alaskan Children and Youth (PDF - 432 KB)
BigFoot & Braden
Focal Point, 21(1), 2007
Describes the adaptation of several evidence-based treatments for child traumatic stress for use in Native American communities. The treatments attend to the broad cultural, historical, and intergenerational traumas that are part of the life experience of many Native American youth.
Evidence-Based Programs and Cultural Competence (PDF - 420 KB)
National Implementation Research Network (2003)
Summarizes the key discussion points and outcomes from a meeting of experts in children's mental health and cultural competency. Summarizes the commentary on all phases of implementing evidence-based programs, including exploration, site selection, installation, initial and advanced implementation, and sustainability.
Prioritizing Cultural Competence in the Implementation of an Evidence-Based Practice Model
Bridge, Massie, & Mills
Children and Youth Services Review, 30(10), 2008
Provides an overview of the approach taken by an evaluation team and partner agency in modifying an evidence-based practice model in a large, primarily African-American, urban area.