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  • Enhancing Cultural Competence in Social Service Agencies: A Promising Approach to Serving Diverse Children and Families

    This research brief summarizes the state of the field on cultural competence in social services. The information is relevant for organizations serving children and families from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, but the brief highlights research and strategies in serving Hispanic populations. The brief describes cultural competence and provides service providers and administrators with concrete strategies for the ongoing self-reflection and development that is key to strengthening...
  • Survey Data Elements to Unpack Diversity of Hispanic Populations

    The grouping "Hispanic" often makes it challenging to observe important social experiences that relate strongly to the needs, service experiences, and outcomes of interest to ACF for various Hispanic subgroups. Existing federal surveys do not consistently collect data to sufficiently examine how Hispanic ethnicity interacts with other socio-cultural experiences or how it relates to specific outcomes. Because current measurement is inadequate to differentiate characteristics within...
  • Current Research Projects Addressing Children and Families Who are Hispanic, April 2013

    Several projects sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) focus on Hispanic populations or on issues with particular relevance for Hispanic communities in the U.S., including children who are dual language learners, children in immigrant families, or families employed in migrant and/or seasonal industries. This list provides brief summaries of recent OPRE-sponsored research efforts that span a wide range of topics informing ACF programs and policies supporting...
  • Agenda for ACF Hispanic Research Work Group Meeting, December 2012

    This is the Agenda for the Hispanic Research Work Group Meeting that took place on December 3, 2012, in Washington, DC...
  • Agenda for ACF Hispanic Research Work Group Meeting, March 2012

    This is the Agenda for the Hispanic Research Work Group Meeting that took place on March 26, 2012, in Washington, DC...
  • Agenda for Hispanic Research Work Group Meeting, May 2011

    This is the Agenda for the Hispanic Research Work Group Meeting that took place on May 2, 2011, in Washington, DC...