Enhancing Cultural Competence in Social Service Agencies: A Promising Approach to Serving Diverse Children and Families

Publication Date: March 31, 2014


This research brief summarizes the state of the field on cultural competence in social services. The information is relevant for organizations serving children and families from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, but the brief highlights research and strategies in serving Hispanic populations. The brief describes cultural competence and provides service providers and administrators with concrete strategies for the ongoing self-reflection and development that is key to strengthening cultural competence in social services. The brief provides references and links for additional resources, tools, and information.

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