Walking Together: How Cultural Brokers Can Support Birth Parents
Child Welfare Information Gateway National Foster Care Month: 2020
Information Packet or Sheet
Published: May 2020
Describes how a mother worked with a cultural broker to overcome parenting challenges and reunify with her children. Cultural brokers work collaboratively with families, social workers, the court, foster parents, and the community to help decrease the disproportionate number of African-American children in foster care and serve as an advocate to help parents navigate the child welfare system. This real-life story was developed as part of National Foster Care Month 2020.
TESTIMONIAL; FOSTER CARE; BIRTH MOTHERS; FAMILY REUNIFICATION; CULTURAL FACTORS; RACIAL DISPROPORTIONALITY