Resource and publications on cultural issues in family assessment.
Assessing Parenting Behaviors Across Racial Groups: Implications for the Child Welfare System
Berger, McDaniel, & Paxson (2005)
Examines whether the race of interviewers, relative to the race of families they interview, influences parenting assessments.
Early Childhood Psychosocial Screening in Culturally Diverse Populations: A Survey of Clinical Experience With the Ages and Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional (ASQ: SE)
Lyman, Njoroge, & Willis
Zero to Three, 27(4), 2007
This preliminary study highlights some of the complexities inherent in conducting psychosocial screening in cross-cultural contexts.
Helping Child Welfare Workers Improve Cultural Competence by Utilizing Spiritual Genograms With Native American Families and Children
Limb & Hodge
Children and Youth Services Review, 32(2), 2010
Summarizes feedback on the effectiveness of using a modified spiritual genogram assessment tool with Native Americans.
Impending Danger and the Cultural Context (PDF - 108 KB)
Action for Child Protection (2009)
Includes culturally competent techniques for information gathering, safety decision-making, and the development of safety plans within a culturally competent framework.
Interviewing Clients Across Cultures: A Practitioner's Guide
Helps professionals conduct productive interviews while building strong working relationships with culturally and linguistically diverse clients. Chapters address types of bias, building rapport and conveying respect, overcoming language barriers, and more.
Multicultural Assessment: Principles, Applications, and Examples
Presents general and instrument-specific guidelines for practice with multicultural populations.
Practice Guide: Assessing the Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Children and Families in Out-of-Home Care (PDF - 460 KB)
New South Wales Department of Community Services (2008)
Reviews relevant needs of children and families in out-of-home care and key assessment areas, including a CALD Assessment Checklist.