LATINO PRACTICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE


The Latino Practice Advisory Committee is a collaboration of the California Department of Social Services and the County Welfare Directors Association. The committee was formed to address the growing population of Latino children and families in California communities and the child welfare systems, and to facilitate the provision of culturally relevant services that respond to their unique needs. This site collects information and resources for child welfare agencies regarding Latino children and families, including research, policy, promising practices, and strategies for organizational improvement.

DATA
Population and child welfare involvement trends among Latino children and families
RESEARCH
Research articles and reports on child welfare issues with Latino children and families
PRACTICE
Resources, toolkits, and training materials on practice considerations with Latino families
POLICY
Policies, procedures, and guidelines, including examples from California and other jurisdictions
LEGAL
Resources on state and federal legislation, including resources on immigration-related issues
ORGANIZATIONAL
Resources on organizational capacity and improvement, including workforce development
DATA HIGHLIGHT
Percent of Population and Entries into Foster Care (Children 0-17) who are Latino: 2004-2014. For more information, click here.

LPAC MATERIALS
Materials from the meetings of the Latino Practice Advisory Committee, as well as presentations and publications developed by the Committee.