Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Human Services

Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Human Services

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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.She will also be assisting the Texas Health and Human Services Center for the Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities ... She earned her mastera#39;s degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and hasanbsp;...

Title:Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Human Services
Author:Rowena Fong, Alan Dettlaff, Joyce James, Carolyne Rodriguez
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2014-11-11


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