Cultural Competence: Child Abuse and Neglect
Resources that explore the relationship between culture and child maltreatment, including how child abuse and neglect is viewed in different cultures and how child welfare workers can respond. Includes information on domestic violence and State and local examples.
Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families
Provides a framework for culturally competent practice in child maltreatment cases.
In Child Maltreatment: A Clinical Guide and Reference
Explores the relationship between culture and child maltreatment.
Cultural Evidence, Child Maltreatment, and the Law
Child Maltreatment, 5(2), 2000
Addresses the use of cultural evidence in child maltreatment law.
Cultural Issues in the Relation Between Child Disabilities and Child Abuse
Kapitanoff & Lutzker
Aggression and Violent Behavior, 5(3), 2000
Provides examples of cultural practices that could impact the perceived link between disabilities and abuse.
Disproportionate Representation of Race and Ethnicity in Child Maltreatment: Investigation and Victimization
Fluke, Yuan, Hedderson, & Curtis
Children and Youth Services Review, 25(5/6), 2003
Examines the disproportionality of racial and ethnic groups in investigation and disposition of child maltreatment.
Do American Ethnic Cultures Differ in Their Definitions of Child Sexual Abuse?
Lowe, Pavkov, Casanova, & Wetchler
American Journal of Family Therapy, 33(2), 2005
Investigation of whether Whites, African-Americans, and Hispanics have different notions of what constitutes child sexual abuse and when to report it.
Ethnicity, Disability, and Risk for Abuse
Randall, Sobsey, & Parrila
Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 29(1), 2001
Analysis of the interaction of ethnicity, disability status, and risk of abuse.
Race, Poverty, and Neglect
William Mitchell Law Review, 28(2), 2002
Examines the link between poverty and maltreatment to identify appropriate methods for responding to findings of neglect in poor families.
Fostering Resilient Coping in Children Exposed to Violence: Cultural Considerations
Graham-Bermann & Halabu (2004)
In Protecting Children from Domestic Violence: Strategies for Community Intervention
Factors that should be addressed by domestic violence programs serving ethnic minority children.
Guidelines on the Co-Occurrence of Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment (PDF - 555 KB)
Safe from the Start (Project) (2004)
Information about cultural competence as it relates to the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment.
State and local examples
Hmong Children's Program: 2000-01 & 2001-02 Evaluation Report (PDF - 514 KB)
Describes domestic abuse groups for Hmong children who have experienced or been exposed to abuse and their parents.