Culturally-Responsive Services

Children, Families, & Culture

  • Cultural Competence Child Welfare Information Gateway. Resources and information on working with children, youth, and families; disproportional representation of minority groups in the child welfare system; culturally competent services; training for child welfare staff; and the specific role of cultural competence in child maltreatment, out-of-home care, and adoption.
  • Cultural Competence, Strengths and OutcomesRTC for Pathways to Positive Futures. Series of practical articles about working with children from culturally diverse families.
  • Cultural Competency/Diversity/Inclusion Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Website includes material about working with native children, children of color, multiracial youth, rural populations, and LGBTQ youth.
  • Culture Counts National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Working with Latin-American families, native youth, and LGBTQ youth, as well as a 4-part series, The Organizational Journey Toward Cultural and Linguistic Competence and a 3-part series, Conversations about Historical Trauma.
  • Cultural and LanguageHeadstart. Information on working with immigrant and refugee families, dual language learners, screening children for disabilities, and more.
  • Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness. Handbook focusing on refugee families raising children from prenatal to age 5. Intended as a resource for service providers serving refugees, it provides families with information about healthy development, early learning and school readiness, and family engagement in early care.
  • Working with Immigrant Latin-American Families Exposed to Trauma Using Child-Parent Psychotherapy National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Tips for therapists, child advocates, and others working with traumatized immigrant Latin-American families.

Deaf Culture

Disability Culture

Systems Issues


  • The Lens of Implicit Bias National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Case study analyzes factors in decision making, particularly those that can lead to unequal treatment in cases before juvenile and family courts.
  • Racial Disparities and Implicit Bias National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Webinar discusses racial disparities and implicit bias in juvenile law.