The Neglect of Children and Culture: Responding to Child Maltreatment with Cultural Competence and a Review of Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-0053

Family Court Review, Vol. 44, p. 501

11 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2006

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Theresa A. Hughes

St. John's University - School of Law

Abstract

This article examines cultural competence in the context of child protective proceedings, underscoring the dangers posed by bias toward particular cultural views, standards and norms.

Professor Hughes looks at the racial imbalance within the realm of child maltreatment proceedings, and explores the challenge of how children are going to receive appropriate services, counseling and representation given their varying cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds. Lastly, Prof. Hughes reviews Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families by Lisa Aronson Fontes.

Keywords: Culture, Competence, Child, Abuse, Neglect, Maltreatment, Multiculturalism

Suggested Citation

Hughes, Theresa A., The Neglect of Children and Culture: Responding to Child Maltreatment with Cultural Competence and a Review of Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families. St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-0053, Family Court Review, Vol. 44, p. 501, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=932589

Theresa A. Hughes (Contact Author)

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