United States. Children's Bureau.
Chibnall, Susan.;Dutch, Nicole M.;Jones-Harden, Brenda.;Brown, Annie.;Gourdine, Ruby.
Table of Contents
2.1 Theories of Disproportionate Minority Representation
Racial bias and child welfare decision making
Interactions between family risk and child welfare practice
2.2 Race and Decision Making in the Child Welfare System
Incidence of CAN and reports of abuse
Investigation and substantiation
Family preservation and reunification
3.1 Developing the Research Questions
3.2 Selecting and Recruiting the Case Study Sites
3.3 Developing the Discussion Topics
3.4 Conducting the Site Visits
4.1 The Issue of Over-Representation: The Perspective from the Field
Poverty and related issues
Community and family characteristics
Over-representation and Federal policies
The Multi-ethnic Placement Act
Adoption and Safe Families Act
4.2 Examining the Strategies Child Welfare Agencies Use to Meet the Needs of Children and Families of Color
How can agencies better serve children and families of color?
The nature of service delivery: emphasizing prevention
Building public and private agency partnerships
What is necessary to reduce over-representation?
External resources for clients
Agency resources for clients
4.3 Responding to Children and Families of Color: Promising Programs and Practices Prevention programs
5.1 Racial Disproportionality in the Child Welfare System
5.2 Service Delivery Strategies and Children of Color
5.3 Concluding Remarks
VI. Implications for Policy and Practice
6.1 Implications for Practice
Strategies for serving children and families of color
6.2 Implications for Policy
VII. Recommendations For Future Research
What is the impact of systematic reforms and their resulting practices on racial disproportionality in the child welfare system?
Do those who report child abuse and neglect discriminate against families of color?
Are culture-specific prevention programs successful in reducing the numbers of children entering the child welfare system?
Do targeted recruitment programs, designed to increase the numbers of minority foster and adoptive parents, result in decreased numbers of minority children in the child welfare system?
Do staff characteristics influence the trajectories of minority children in the child welfare system?
Do minority children and families have a different level of resources when compared to majority children and families?
What are the effects of cultural competency and cultural sensitivity training on actual child welfare practice?
What about Federal policies?
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