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

Published: March 31, 2014
Abuse, Neglect, Adoption & Foster Care, Child Care, Early Head Start, Youth Services, Head Start, Home Visiting, Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment, Strengthening Families, Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood
Hispanic Research Work Group, 2011-2014 | Learn more about this project

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 cultural competence in social services. The brief provides references and links for additional resources, tools, and information.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019