Resources and information for recruiting and supporting families to ensure cultural competence in out-of-home care practice with children, birth families, and resource families.
Bicultural Foster Care: A Holistic Commitment to the Child (PDF - 67 KB)
Envision: The Manitoba Journal of Child Welfare, 1(1), 2002
Describes a psycho-educational group for caregivers of placed children, focusing on skills and knowledge for successful bicultural foster placements.
Black Carers for White Children: Shifting the 'Same-Race' Placement Debate
Adoption and Fostering, 24(1), 2000
Proposes that the placement of some White children with African-American foster caretakers should be considered and encouraged.
Comparison of Role Perceptions of White and African American Foster Parents
Nasuti, York, & Sandell
Child Welfare, 83(1), 2004
This study looked at role perceptions of African-American and White foster parents and provides information on recruiting African-American foster parents.
Cultural Competence for Foster and Adoptive Parents: Trainer's Guide
National Resource Center for Special Needs Adoption (2000)
This trainer's guide is part of a 3-day video-based training curriculum designed to develop cultural competency in foster and adoptive parents. A Participant's Handbook is also offered: View Abstract.
Developing Refugee Foster Families: A Worthwhile Investment (PDF - 208 KB)
Bridging Refugee Youth & Children's Services (2004)
In Serving Foreign-Born Foster Children: A Resource for Meeting the Special Needs of Refugee Youth and Children
Suggestions for recruiting, training, licensing, and retaining refugee foster families. Benefits and challenges agencies face in recruiting refugee foster families are also considered.
Foster Care: A Fact Sheet for Prospective Muslim Families (PDF - 131 KB)
Bridging Refugee Youth & Children's Services (2002)
Describes the need for foster homes for refugee children, outlines the requirements for becoming a foster parent, and emphasizes the importance of nurturing a child's cultural and religious identity.
Training Opportunities for Cultural Responsiveness and Awareness (TOCRA): Final Report
Gooden & Barkdull (2002)
This program focused on the development of culturally appropriate foster parent recruitment and training, wraparound service coordination, family support services, and compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act to improve foster care and preservation services for Native American families.