Title

Social Work with Native People: Orienting Child Welfare Workers to the Beliefs, Values, and Practices of Native American Families and Children

Keywords

Native Americans, cultural competency, child welfare practice, American Indians

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to help child welfare workers better understand the cultural and spiritual elements of effective practice with their Native American clients. This article begins by helping child welfare workers better understand sovereignty and the historical context of Native people in the United States. Discussion then focuses on helping child welfare workers better understand the worldview and family dynamics of Native Americans. Finally, practice and intervention strategies are given to help child welfare workers become more culturally responsive to their Native American clients.

Original Publication Citation

Limb, G., Hodge, D., & Panos, P. (2008). Social work with Native people: Orienting child welfare workers to the beliefs, values, and practices of Native American families and children. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 2(3), 383-397.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2008-12-12

Publisher

Journal of Public Child Welfare

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Social Work

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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