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Cultural Issues in Serving Children & Youth With Disabilities
Resources highlighting cultural issues in providing services to children and youth with disabilities.
Child Abuse Victims With Disabilities: A Curriculum for Law Enforcement First Responders and Child Protective Services Frontline Workers: Participant Manual (PDF - 2478 KB)
Baladerian, Heisler, & Hertica (2005)
Describes the roles of individuals involved in the lives of children with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act, working with interpreters, characteristics of a disability that may affect an interview, and the benefits of a multidisciplinary team response. The curriculum also includes PowerPoint slides and class exercises.
Cultural and Linguistic Competence Assessment for Disability Organization
Goode, Trivedi, & Jones (2010)
Provides support to organizations that plan for and incorporate culturally and linguistically competent values, policies, structures, and practices in all aspects of their work.
National Council on Disability
Includes resources on barriers to and promising practices for the inclusion of people with disabilities with respect to race, ethnicity, linguistic tradition, and economic status.
Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches With Southeast Asian American Families Experiencing Developmental Disabilities
Baker, Miller, Dang, Yaangh, & Hansen
Pediatrics, 126(3), 2010
Examines Hmong and Mien family perceptions of developmental disabilities and works to improve access and services for families experiencing developmental disabilities.
Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports to Children With Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs and Their Families
Perry, Kaufmann, Roxane, & Knitzer (2007)
In Social and Emotional Health in Early Childhood: Building Bridges Between Services and Systems
Discusses the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence in human services environments.