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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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Disproportionality

This section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway includes issues such as overrepresentation in the child welfare system, underrepresentation in support services, inequitable investigations for suspected cases of maltreatment, and disparities in decision-making. Additionally, this section provides resources on pursuing racial and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) equity in child welfare.

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Diverse Populations and Communities

Child welfare professionals across the country work with children, youth, and families from varied backgrounds and communities with their own unique strengths, needs, and challenges. Resources in this section provide information about and skills for working with diverse populations to help child welfare professionals engage families, make appropriate case decisions, improve outcomes, and serve the

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Cultural Responsiveness

Resources to help workers, agencies, and systems better understand and enhance their cultural competence. Includes information on working with children, youth, and families; disproportional representation of minority groups in the child welfare system; culturally competent services; training for child welfare staff; and the specific role of cultural competence in child maltreatment, out-of-home care, and adoption.

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