- Sept / Oct 2006
- Vol. 7, No. 7
A Guide to Working With African-American Families
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has a new publication to help social workers address the overrepresentation of African-American children and their families involved in child protective services. A Practice Guide for Working With African American Families in the Child Welfare System: The Role of the Caseworker in Identifying, Developing, and Supporting Strengths in African American Families Involved in Child Protection Services seeks to foster a strengths-based approach to working with these families and provides a practice model that supports identifying and building on a family's existing strengths and skills.