United States, African American youth, Foster children, Child mental health services, Foster home care, Child welfare -- United States
The lack of culturally appropriate health and mental health care has contributed to the large number of African American youth and families involved in the child welfare system. This article reviews the consequences of the insufficient access to culturally sensitive, evidence-supported interventions for African American foster youth. The authors describe a framework for the development of culturally appropriate mental health interventions responsive to the needs of African Americans.
Briggs, H. B. (2010). Infusing Culture into Practice: Developing and Implementing Evidence-Based Mental Health Services for African American Foster Youth. Child Welfare, 89(1), 31-60.