From the Editors: “The intersection of culture and child welfare practice has been considered and conceptualized in a number of ways, from cultural competence and institutional racism to disparity and disproportionality. Most often the discussion around culture is framed as a struggle or challenge for our field to address; we believe it is critical that the field move beyond this to examine how culture can be used to make a difference in our work with all families. This issue is primarily focused on culturally responsive practice with American Indian and African American families, although not exclusively.”

Author: Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, UMN
Date: 2015