Winter 2015 CW360°—Culturally Responsive Child Welfare Practice
Editors: Traci LaLiberte, PhD, Tracy Crudo, MSW, LISW, Heidi Ombisa Skallet, MSW, LISW, & Priscilla Day, MSW, EdD
Most often the discussion around culture and child welfare is framed as a struggle or challenge for our field to address. This issue, created in partnership with the Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies at the University of Minnesota–Duluth, reflects CASCW’s belief that the field needs to move beyond this to examine how culture can be used to make a difference in our work with all families. Through culturally responsive practice, we believe we will see true change in disparity and disproportionality in child welfare.
In addition to research, overview, and stakeholder perspective articles, this issue features an expanded practice section focusing on innovative, community developed practices.