Document Category: Cultural Responsiveness

American Indian/Alaska Natives Curriculum Content Evaluation Guide

In keeping with the Council on Social Work Education’s competency-based education standards and social work competencies this curriculum content guide provides general information that social work educators should know when working with American Indian/Alaska Native populations.

Learning, Leading, Changing: Collaborating to Enhance ICWA Knowledge and Practice

Held on March 21, 2022, this learning exchange focused on enhancing knowledge and understanding of ICWA and tribal sovereignty through partnerships between schools of social work and child welfare training units in public and tribal child welfare organizations. Panelists shared examples from partnerships in Georgia and Minnesota.

Parenting in Racially and Culturally Diverse Adoptive Families

This fact sheet provides information to help families support their child in developing a healthy racial and cultural identity and live a vibrant multicultural life. It discusses the importance of examining thoughts and biases and preparing a child to live in a society where race has a major impact on individual lives.

Maintaining Cultural Connections

Identity is one of the seven lifelong core issues in adoption. Connecting with cultural roots is crucial for a child’s identity development. Children adopted from other countries may find it difficult to form a healthy sense of self without immersion in the culture of their birth country. It is important that parents take the time …

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Preparing Families for Racially and Culturally Diverse Adoptions

Some families need additional information and support to help them raise children from a different racial or cultural background. These families may face unique challenges as children, youth, and young adults develop their own identity. This web page offers resources for professionals preparing families who are in the process of or are considering adopting children …

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Reflecting on Racial Equity and Inclusion

These short (one minute or less) videos provide reflection questions and link to a racial equity and inclusion resource. We hope you will use them to reflect on your racial equity efforts and share them with your colleagues and friends.

Racism as Trauma: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document examines results from a study exploring the experiences of 13 Indigenous child protection practitioners in Queensland, Australia, working in the statutory child protection system and focuses on participants’ experiences of racism as a potential source of traumatic stress.