Title

Helping child welfare workers improve cultural competence by utilizing spiritual genograms with Native American families and children

Keywords

Spirituality, Native Americans, Child welfare, Genograms, American Indians, Cultural competence

Abstract

This study represents an initial step at giving child welfare workers an important assessment tool as they seek to provide culturally and spiritually competent services to Native American families and children. In order to determine the relevancy and consistency of utilizing a modified spiritual genogram assessment tool with Native Americans, 50 Native American experts reviewed, rated, and gave feedback on its use. Results showed that while there were limitations in utilizing spiritual genograms, this assessment tool could help child welfare workers become more culturally competent as they develop interventions with Native American families and children.

Original Publication Citation

Limb, G., & Hodge, D. (2010). Helping child welfare workers develop cultural competence by utilizing spiritual genograms with Native American families and children. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(2), 239-245

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2010-2

Publisher

Children and Youth Services Review

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Social Work

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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