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Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families

Highly readable and accessible, this expertly written book provides a framework for culturally competent practice with children and families in child maltreatment cases. Numerous workable strategies and concrete examples are presented to help readers address cultural concerns at each stage of the assessment and intervention process. Professionals and students learn new ways of thinking about their own cultural viewpoints as they gain critical skills for:

  • Maximizing the accuracy of assessments for physical and sexual abuse
  • Overcoming language barriers in parent and child interviews
  • Building rapport with clients from diverse cultural groups
  • Respecting families' values and beliefs while ensuring children's safety
  • Collaborating with clergy, extended family members, and others in the client's support system
  • Creating an agency environment that is welcoming and respectful to all


  • 1. Multicultural Orientation to Child Maltreatment Work
  • 2. Working with Immigrant Families Affected by Child Maltreatment
  • 3. Assessing Diverse Families for Child Maltreatment
  • 4. Interviewing Diverse Children and Families about Maltreatment
  • 5. Physical Discipline and Abuse
  • 6. Child Sexual Abuse
  • 7. Working with Interpreters in Child Maltreatment
  • 8. Child Maltreatment Prevention and Parent Education
  • 9. Improving the Cultural Competency of Your Child Maltreatment Agency or Organization

Author Bio:

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology, Union Institute and University, Brattleboro, VT, USA

Course Use:

Serves as a text in undergraduate- or graduate-level courses in social work practice with children, child abuse, case management, child psychology, and practice with diverse clients.


Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families

Author: Lisa Aronson Fontes

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