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Disproportionality (Con't)

Ensuring appropriate services for racial and ethnic minorities requires an understanding of the disparities in:

  • Knowledge about services
  • Access to services
  • Utilization of services
  • Quality of services available

The cultural background of child welfare workers and the organization can influence a worker's perceptions of child traumatic stress and how to intervene.

Therefore, assessment in child welfare should reflect cultural knowledge and competence and always take into account the cultural background of the assessor and child/family.