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

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. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Limb, Gordon E.; Hodge, David R.
Children and Youth Services Review
Elsevier Science
Journal Article
American Indians; Child Welfare; Competence; Family; Adulthood (18 yrs & older); Young Adulthood (18-29 yrs); Thirties (30-39 yrs); Middle Age (40-64 yrs); Male; Female
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