For cultural competence to be incorporated fully into practice with children and families, systems and agencies should assess themselves and take action to gain cultural competence in areas such as service provision and workforce development. Resources include State and local examples.
Beyond the Rhetoric: Strategies for Implementing Culturally Effective Practice with Children, Families, and Communities
McPhatter & Ganaway
Child Welfare, 82(2), 2003
Specific strategies to enhance cultural effectiveness at the individual, interprofessional, middle management, and upper management levels.
The Child and Family Practice Model Program Manual
California Partners for Permanency (2016)
Includes three manuals detailing the implementation of the Child and Family Practice Model (CFPM), created by the California Partners for Permanency through a Permanency Innovations Initiative (PII) grant. Together, the three PII program manuals help to build a base of replicable interventions that can serve the complex needs of diverse communities of children and families.
Contemporary Policy Challenges for Indian Child Welfare
MacEachron & Gustavsson
Journal of Poverty, 9(2), 2005
How four recent Federal policies may challenge or alter Indian Child Welfare Act outcomes.
Developing Collaborations Between Child Welfare Agencies and Latino Communities
Child Welfare, 81(2), 2002
Describes cultural considerations and provides helpful guidelines for developing partnerships between child welfare agencies and Hispanic communities.
Development and Implementation of a Cultured Competency-Based Training Curriculum to Strengthen the Capacity of Child Protection/Child Welfare Agency Staff in a Collaborative Process
Examines a training program to improve collaboration between Indian child welfare agencies and public child welfare agencies serving American Indian families.
Examining the Role of Cultural Competency in Program Evaluation: Visions for New Millennium Evaluators
In Evaluating Social Programs and Problems: Visions for the New Millennium
A cultural competency framework for evaluators of social programs.
Many Children, Many Voices: A Manual for Increasing Diversity in CASA Programs
Center for Community Alternatives
Manual to help Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs improve their diversity at all organizational and programmatic levels.
Race, Place, Space: Meanings of Cultural Competence in Three Child Welfare Agencies
Nybell & Gray
Social Work, 49(1), 2004
How those involved in culturally competent organizational change perceive the goals and dilemmas of these efforts during the initial stages.
A World of Difference: A Manual for Achieving Greater Inclusion
National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (2004)
How to develop and implement plans in CASA programs to improve the diversity of agency boards, staff, and volunteers.
A Community Responds: On the Way Toward Cultural Competence (PDF - 243 KB)
Focal Point, 16(2), 2002
Describes steps that the human service system in Guilford County, NC, has taken to increase cultural competence.
Guidelines for Culturally Competent Organizations (PDF - 685 KB)
Minnesota Department of Human Services (2004)
Guidelines for ensuring the cultural competence of personnel and for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
Fostering Cultural Competence in Service Provision to Diverse Populations
Traum & Hurley
Protecting Children, 20(1), 2005
Discussion of a multicultural, community-based organization in Philadelphia that incorporates cultural competence in its practice.
Working Toward Cultural Competence Through Family Involvement (PDF - 243 KB)
Ortega, Bourne, Strnad, Rojas, & Olayinka
Focal Point, 16(2), 2002
Describes steps taken in Minnesota to increase cultural competence by increasing family participation in policymaking.