Children from Minority Groups
Resources and information about working with children in out-of-home care who are from minority groups, including State and local examples.
|Addressing Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare|
|Series Title:||Issue Briefs|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2011 - 28 pages|
|Focuses on some promising practices from around the country that agencies and jurisdictions have implemented to respond to racial disproportionality in child welfare. The brief looks at the various decision points in the child welfare process where overrepresentation (or underrepresentation) of different racial or ethnic groups may occur and notes promising programs that address disproportionality at those decision points. The issue brief explores disproportionality in terms of prevalence, community development and prevention, reporting and screening, investigation and assessment, service provision, permanency for children in out-of-home care, across the stages of child welfare, States' efforts, and strategies and research.|
American Indian Children in Foster Care (PDF - 420 KB)
National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (2003)
Includes historical information on the treatment of American Indian children in the child welfare system, current facts on American Indian children in child welfare, best practice tips, model programs, and relevant websites.
Indian Child Welfare Act: Existing Information on Implementation Issues Could Be Used to Target Guidance and Assistance to States: Report to Congressional Requesters (PDF - 2804 KB)
U.S. Government Accountability Office (2005)
Examines the length of time that American Indian children spend in foster care and the effectiveness of Federal oversight activities to ensure compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Indian Child Welfare Act; Receipt of Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice (PDF - 270 KB)
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior (2009)
Presents a Federal Register notice listing the Designated Tribal Agents for service of notice under the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 CFR 23.12.
Meeting the Challenges of Contemporary Foster Care
Chipungu & Bent-Goodley
Future of Children, 14(1), 2004
Discusses the current status of the foster care system, including issues of disproportionality. (PDF - 174 KB)
State and local examples
Black Children and Foster Care Placement in California
Needell, Brookhart, & Lee
Children and Youth Services Review, 25(5/6), 2003
Examines the possible role of race and ethnicity in decisions to remove children from their caregivers and place them in foster care following a substantiated allegation of maltreatment.
Achieving & maintaining permanency: Permanency for children from minority groups
Achieving & maintaining permanency: Adopting children from minority groups
Out-of-home care: Cultural competence in working with resource families
Out-of-home care: Independent living services for youth from minority groups