Linguistic Liabilities: Refugee Parents' Right to Know in a Language They Understand (Chapter 13 in Empowering Workers and Clients for Organizational Change).
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This chapter describes efforts by a social worker intern to research legislation that mandates that limited English speaking parents be given school notices and other information in a language they can understand and to assess the barriers to compliance in North City Public Schools. It discusses data gathering and the use of force field analysis to create an interpretation intervention in schools. The modification of the original goal of parent training in translation software to increased school utilization of translated forms and documents is explained. 1 figure and 9 references.
organizational change; social workers; professional training; service delivery; cultural factors; parental advocacy; immigrants; cultural competency; communication; schools; parent education; parent engagement; Latinos