The journal articles listed below are widely viewed as excellent resources for better understanding African American children and families in general, as well as African American child welfare more specifically. These articles have been instrumental in defining the issue of African American child welfare, primarily from the perspective of African American child welfare professionals. This list is not exhaustive. We welcome your feedback, as well as any recommendations you may have for additional articles appropriate for this webpage.
(Please Note: The following journal articles are listed in alphabetical order, by the author's last name.)
McRoy, R. G., Oglesby, Z., & Grape, H. (1997). Achieving same-race adoptive placements for African American Children: Culturally sensitive practice approaches. Child Welfare, 76 (1), 85-104.
Gleeson, J.P. (1995). Kinship care and public child welfare: Challenges and opportunities for social work education. Journal of Social Work Education, 31, 182-193.
Lawrence-Webb, C. (1997). African American children in the modern child welfare system: A legacy of the Flemming Rule, Child Welfare, 76, 9-30.
Sudarkasa, N. (1981). Interpreting the African heritage in Afro-American family organization. In H.P. McAdoo (Ed.), Black families (pp. 37-53). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.
Copyright 2010-2012. All Rights Reserved. Institute for Family and Child Well-Being P.O. Box 2374, Bowie, MD 20718 Contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Notice: The content presented on this web site cannot be reproduced in part or in whole for any purpose without the prior written permission of the Executive Director of the Institute for Family and Child Well-Being. Information posted on this web site is done in the interest of information sharing and does not imply endorsement of the individuals and organizations featured or their respective perspectives and ideas.