Resources on cultural factors in working with specific minority groups on child abuse and neglect, including State and local examples.
Child Discipline and Physical Abuse in Immigrant Latino Families: Reducing Violence and Misunderstanding
Journal of Counseling and Development, 80(1), 2002
Identifies common areas of misunderstanding between child protection professionals and low-income Hispanic families and suggests culturally competent ways to work with Hispanic immigrants to eliminate violence toward children.\
Explaining Black-White Disparity in Maltreatment: Poverty, Female-Headed Families, and Urbanization
Journal of Marriage and Family, 67(3), 2005
Assesses the effects of poverty, concentrated poverty, and female-headed families in poverty on African-American and White rates of child maltreatment.
The Factors of Child Physical Abuse in Korean Immigrant Families
Child Abuse and Neglect, 25(7), 2001
Explores Korean immigrant mothers' attitudes toward child physical abuse based on an ecological perspective.
Female Genital Cutting
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health (2015)
Provides general information on female genital cutting, including locations where it occurs, the health risks associated with the practice, and resources for individuals that have undergone it.
Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Offers national and international resources and information about female genital mutilation or cutting, including information to eliminate the practice.
The Relationship Between Familism and Child Maltreatment in Latino and Anglo Families
Child Maltreatment, 6(2), 2001
Defines each dimension of familism and clarifies its relationship to the broader literature on social networks, social support, and child maltreatment.
Understanding the Issues of Abuse and Neglect and Asian American Families (PDF - 92 KB)
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (2001)
Reviews cultural differences in the Asian community that social workers should be aware of during investigations of suspected child maltreatment.
Characteristics of Child Abuse in Immigrant Korean Families and Correlates of Placement Decisions
Chang, Rhee, & Weaver
Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 30(8), 2006
This study examined the characteristics and patterns of child abuse among immigrant Korean families in Los Angeles and critical variables that contribute to the type of placement made by the child protective services system.