Resources for Child Welfare Professionals Working With Families From Refugee Backgrounds.
Child Welfare & Cultural Diversity.
Shannon, Patricia. Cook, Tonya.
University of Minnesota. Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare.
Published: May 2016
This brief explains Minnesota is home to more people with refugee backgrounds per capita than any other State and that child welfare workers may encounter people from new refugee communities in their work. It then provides information and resources to assist child welfare workers in providing culturally responsive, appropriate services to meet the unique needs of families with refugee backgrounds. The guide includes lists of resources for working with immigrant and refugee families, parenting resources for immigrant and refugee families, resources for building child welfare collaborations with refugee service agencies, referral resources for refugees, mental health referral resources for refugees, and specific resources for two of Minnesota’s newest refugee communities: Bhutan and Burma.
Minnesota; refugees; immigrants; families; children of immigrants; child welfare services; cultural competency; referral; resource materials; child welfare workers; interagency collaboration