The issue of racial disproportionality in the child welfare system, particularly as it impacts African American children and families, has long been a concern to practitioners and policymakers. However, disproportionality is not limited to the African American community. Latino, Native American, Asian American, and Pacific Islander populations experience inequities in treatment. From leading voices on culturally-competent care comes a cutting-edge book that examines disproportionalities across all of these racial and ethnic groups. Eliminating Racial Disproportionality and Disparities examines a wide range of systems that often affect and interact with child welfare. Chapters are devoted to the juvenile justice system, mental health, the courts, education, and healthcare, making it the only book to offer a multisystemic approach to disparities and disproportionality.
Filled with in-depth case studies, key terms, study questions, and resources, and written to reflect CSWE-mandated competencies, this expansive book gives students, educators, policymakers, practitioners, and administrators new knowledge for providing culturally competent services while simultaneously addressing disproportionality across various systems of care.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
This is the most comprehensive book on the topic of racial disproportionality across both populations and systems. -- Dorothy Roberts, University of Pennsylvania Law School A rich piece of work that can take practitioners and policymakers in concrete directions toward dismantling Disproportionate Minority Contact. -- Julia Kleinschmit, University of Iowa, Community Initiative for Native Children and Families An excellent read for those who want to learn more about the dynamics of human service systems. Journal of Teaching in Social Work