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Race, Culture, Psychology, and Law is the only book to provide summaries and analyses of culturally competent psychological and social services encountered within the U.S. legal arena. The book is broad in scope and covers the knowledge and practice crucial in providing comprehensive services to ethnic, racial, and cultural minorities. Topics include the importance of race relations, psychological testing and evaluation, racial “profiling,” disparities in death penalty conviction, immigration and domestic violence, asylum seekers, deportations and civil rights, juvenile justice, cross-cultural lawyering, and cultural competency in the administration of justice.
Chapter 7: Working with African American Children and Families in the Child Welfare System
The survival of African American families from slavery to contemporary times in this country has hinged upon their strength and resilience in coping with the multitude of problems emanating from the larger society. One of the most perplexing problems encountered by African American families today is the proliferation of African American children in the child welfare system. Race continues to be a very important factor in child welfare policy and practice today. “In a recent report on racial characteristics of children served by the child welfare system, African-American children comprised 40.5 percent of children in care, ...