November 2013Vol. 14, No. 8Resources for Working With Latino Families
The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC) provides training, technical assistance, and information services that help build the capacities child welfare agencies to meet the needs of children through family-centered and community-based strategies. NRCPFC's website includes a rich Information Services section, which offers resources that promote family-centered practices that work toward the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and meet the diverse needs of their families.
Among NRCPFC's online offerings is its Hot Topics web section, which compiles timely resources and publications into webpages on current and relevant issues of importance in the child welfare field. One of the more recently updated Hot Topics webpages addresses Latino Issues in Child Welfare. This page includes resources from the Administration for Children and Families, the Children’s Bureau and its Training and Technical Assistance Network, and collaborating organizations.
The resources are aimed at helping child welfare professionals work with Latino families by fostering a better understanding of Latino cultural and family values, raising awareness of issues faced by Latino families who receive child welfare services, and promoting culturally competent services. Topics such as immigration issues and child welfare, language issues, and disproportionality are addressed, and resources include Child Welfare Information Gateway's glossary of English/Spanish child welfare terms; evidence-based practice, research, and reports; toolkits; and links to related websites for more information.
To access all the resources on the Latino Issues in Child Welfare Hot Topics webpage, visit the NRCPFC website: