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This expertly written book provides an accessible framework for culturally competent practice with children and families in child maltreatment cases. Numerous workable strategies and concrete examples are presented to help readers address cultural concerns at each stage of the assessment and intervention process. Professionals and students learn new ways of thinking about their own cultural viewpoints as they gain critical skills for maximizing the accuracy of assessments for physical and sexual abuse; overcoming language barriers in parent and child interviews; respecting families'' values and beliefs while ensuring children''s safety; creating a welcoming agency environment; and more.

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"Provides a comprehensive presentation of complex cultural issues with abundant examples drawn from [the author''s] experience as a psychologist, educator, and researcher....Appropriate for anyone providing social services to families, parents, or children....Deals with difficult and complicated subjects but is easy to read and understand. The book provides information in a manner that allows readers to quickly and easily apply new knowledge to their daily practice, and provides strategies to discuss difficult issues with children, parents, and fellow co-workers/clinicians. This book opens our eyes to areas crucial for true understanding of culture''s role in family life. Since immigration and the increasing diversity of the American landscape will continue into the future, this book belongs on the reference shelf of every child welfare worker."--Prevention Researcher

"Lisa Aronson Fontes has devoted her career to understanding the diverse families who use child welfare services. This book distils the lessons she has learned and suggests strategies to make child welfare programs, and particularly child protection services, more effective in their work with families from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Fontes''s writing is concise and to the point. She uses examples to illustrate major concepts and then describes practical steps agencies and individual workers can take to maximize their effectiveness. This book would serve as a great supplementary text for introductory child welfare classes at both the BA and MSW level."--Jeffrey L. Edleson, PhD, Dean and Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

"Well written and organized, this book provides practical ideas for making child protection services equitable for families from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds--a topic that cannot be ignored in our multicultural societies. Grounding the work in a solid theoretical framework, Fontes sensitively addresses the various issues involved in making services and agencies culturally competent. This book is an essential read for undergraduate and graduate students in social work and related fields, as well as for practitioners and researchers."--Sarah Maiter, PhD, School of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

"Dr. Fontes expertly interweaves the importance of using a cultural framework with practical suggestions for working with children and families. This book fills a key gap in the professional literature. Novice as well as experienced clinicians will find this book useful in helping them examine the cultural attitudes, biases, and strengths that affect their assessment, intervention, consultation, prevention, and training roles, particularly in relation to child maltreatment issues."--David A. Wolfe, PhD, Center for Addiction and Mental Health, London, Ontario, Canada

"Highly readable and instructive, this is an indispensable how-to guide for professionals and trainees in child protection services, hospitals, schools, and mental health programs. Fontes offers essential resources in the form of interviewing techniques and individual, group, and community approaches that are sensitive to ethnicity, race, social class, and gender. Fontes is compassionate and evenhanded--fair to all those involved with the difficult and life-transforming decisions precipitated by family violence in diverse populations."--Celia Jaes Falicov, PhD, past president, American Family Therapy Academy

"Children and families identified and served by the child welfare system are racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse. Moreover, children of color are disproportionately reported to child protection services and over represented in the child welfare system. This timely, informative book is thoughtful and inclusive, drawing on the literature on race, culture, and ethnicity as well as the child welfare literature. Fontes makes excellent use of illustrative case examples from the literature and her own practice experience. This book is a ''must read'' for child welfare professionals, who should be child--and family--sensitive and culturally competent."--Kathleen Coulborn Faller, PhD, ACSW, School of Social Work, University of Michigan
 




"Provides a comprehensive presentation of complex cultural issues with abundant examples drawn from [the author''s] experience as a psychologist, educator, and researcher....Appropriate for anyone providing social services to families, parents, or children....Deals with difficult and complicated subjects but is easy to read and understand. The book provides information in a manner that allows readers to quickly and easily apply new knowledge to their daily practice, and provides strategies to discuss difficult issues with children, parents, and fellow co-workers/clinicians. This book opens our eyes to areas crucial for true understanding of culture''s role in family life. Since immigration and the increasing diversity of the American landscape will continue into the future, this book belongs on the reference shelf of every child welfare worker."
Prevention Researcher Published On: 2008-01-20

"A pedagogical treasure....I have employed many strategies suggested in Child Abuse and Culture in my child advocacy class and in practice, and have found that students, as well as myself, are now learning how to approach their clients'' cultural issues with more awareness, sensitivity, and respect."
Family Court Review Published On: 2008-01-20

"A ''must read'' if you work with child maltreatment in any capacity."
Journal of Systemic Therapies Published On: 2008-01-20

About the Author

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, is on the faculty of the University Without Walls at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has dedicated two decades to making the social service, mental health, criminal justice, and medical systems more responsive to culturally diverse people. Dr. Fontes has published widely on cultural issues in child maltreatment and violence against women, cross-cultural research, and ethics. She has worked as a family, individual, and group psychotherapist, and has conducted research in Santiago, Chile, and with Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and European Americans in the United States. She also worked for three years with Somali refugees. In 2007 Dr. Fontes was awarded a Fulbright Foundation Fellowship, which she completed in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, she is a frequent conference speaker and workshop facilitator.

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Christina E. Butler
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Recource of Monumental Importance for Professionals No Excuse for not reading this one.
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2007
I have been a forensic interviewer at a Children''s Advocacy Center for 9 years now. I train in the area of Forensic interviewing and specifically Diversity. I cannot say enough about the importance of Ms. Fonte''s work here. From the perspective of a CAC Forensic... See more
I have been a forensic interviewer at a Children''s Advocacy Center for 9 years now. I train in the area of Forensic interviewing and specifically Diversity. I cannot say enough about the importance of Ms. Fonte''s work here. From the perspective of a CAC Forensic Interviewer she is speaking directly to me and my needs in the field with this work.

CAC Executive Directors will find this book invaluable for the Standard Criteria regarding Agency Cultural Competancy. The Standard itself is addressed directly in one full chapter. If you have read this book when your review comes around and worked with it in relation to your Agency, in my humble opinon you will be on the cutting edge of the available thought and practice of Cultural Competancy at your Center. You will get it even if you can''t implement it in your area just yet. This is your primer, and a MUST READ for Agency Cultural Competancy.

Ms. Fontes does talk specifically about Puerto Rican and Latino cultures in this volume more so than others, but do not discredit any part of the book for that. There are FAR reaching concepts and a paridigum shift talked about in the introduction by Jon Contes as going beyond Cultural sensitivity into more of an action and result based competency. And the book lives up to that at minimum as a GREAT PLACE TO START.

This book should become a Standard Classic in our field along side of others like Lamb and Poole''s book on interviewing from the 90s, and Shame on us in the field if it does not. An interviewer dare not walk in to court anymore without have read and understood Lamb and Poole at least where if fits historically in forensic interviewing. One day this book will be of the same kind of importance.

BRAVO and Thank You To Lisa.
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Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2016
Very enlightening read. The book has given me a new understanding on my previous notions of what constituted child abuse and how culture shapes not only my view, but the client outcome. I would recommend this for anyone in the social services or even teaching arenas.
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Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2018
Very boring. It was required for my class and I think I read maybe a chapter total.
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Helps When Working With Immigrant Populations
Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2014
This book really helps clarify the various possibilities when dealing with child abuse in immigrant cultures. The author sheds light on the various possibilities of why immigrant families act the way they do and provides examples of ways to work with those families in... See more
This book really helps clarify the various possibilities when dealing with child abuse in immigrant cultures. The author sheds light on the various possibilities of why immigrant families act the way they do and provides examples of ways to work with those families in getting them away from those behaviors.
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Fit Description, easy to read, highly informative
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A thorough review and discussion of the topic
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2015
This is a very helpful review of how to incorporate cultural awareness into the process of evaluating child maltreatment. The text includes many examples and thought-provoking questions. This book was required reading for obtaining continuing education credits prior to... See more
This is a very helpful review of how to incorporate cultural awareness into the process of evaluating child maltreatment. The text includes many examples and thought-provoking questions. This book was required reading for obtaining continuing education credits prior to licensure as a clinical social worker. Highly recommend.
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Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2018
I needed this for my psychology class, and it is perfect! It''s easy to follow, and interesting to read.
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