RESEARCH & RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPING CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES
Developing and Implementing Culturally Responsive Programs and Practices
- A Guide to Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programs for Hispanic Couples and Families
A program guide summarizing multiple aspects of HMRE and RF programs that target and serve Hispanic populations, including location of the program, target population, and a range of implementation and evaluation factors.
- Building Upon the Resilience of Hispanic Families During COVID-19
This webinar discussed what research tells us about the resilience of Hispanic families and how programs can build on these strengths to offer a pathway to recovery.
- Child Care Subsidy Staff Share Perspectives on Policy Implementation Practices and Effective Outreach with Latino Families in California
This brief reports findings from a survey of California child care subsidy workers, which asked frontline staff and supervisors about their implementation practices and experiences, with a focus on their interactions with Hispanic families.
- Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organizations
This resource guide identifies easily accessible resources on cultural competency that community-based organizations can use to become more responsive to the needs of their targeted populations, and to help attract funds to support their important work. Also see accompanying infographic and webinar.
- Enhancing Cultural Competence in Social Service Agencies: A Promising Approach to Serving Diverse Children and Families
This brief by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) provides an overview of cultural competence for organizations serving children and families from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, with a focus on the Hispanic population.
- Family Functioning in the Time of COVID-19 Among Vulnerable Families: Risks and Protective Factors
This research article highlights family processes that could promote resilience in mothers and fathers in the face of pandemic-related economic and social stressors.
- Health Resources & Services Administration: Culture, Language, and Health Literacy
The Health Resources & Services Administration provides resources that address the unique culture, language, and health literacy of diverse consumers and communities.
- Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs May Best Support Outcomes by Addressing Hispanic Families’ Diverse Stressors
This brief uses data on a sample of Hispanic couples who participated in the Supporting Healthy Marriage evaluation to show the prevalence of some key economic, demographic, and personal stressors that research identifies as predictive of relationship quality.
- Hispanics And Family-Strengthening Programs: Cultural Strategies to Enhance Program Participation
This report by OPRE describes adaptations reported by the grantees of HHMI implementation evaluation.
- Hispanic Center Webinar Compares Research Design Approaches to Transform the Narrative on Latino Populations
This webinar discussed whether, and when, to center research around the Latino experience (within-group designs) versus comparing Latinos’ experiences and outcomes to those of other racial and ethnic groups (between-group designs).
- Improving Data Infrastructure to Recognize Hispanic Diversity in the United States
This brief examines 34 commonly used large-scale data sets, identifies recommended data elements that are key to understanding the diversity of the Hispanic population, and suggests steps national surveys should take to improve their descriptions of the characteristics and experiences of Latinos in the United States. Also see accompanying data tool and webinar.
- Making Service Delivery Relevant for Latino Families during COVID-19 through Responsive Adaptation
This guide presents four key principles for adapting services to meet the emergent needs for Latino families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Office of Head Start, ECLK: How to Use the Español Button
These resources from the Office of Head Start, ECLKC show how to use the Spanish button on the ECLKC website.
- Reimagining Service Delivery for Hispanic Families During COVID-19
This webinar discussed how organizations serving low-income Hispanic families through parent and child education programs, relationship education, mental health services, and other family supports adapted their service delivery to reach clients and maintain engagement in programs and services.
- Series: “On the Ground” Perspectives on Social Assistance Programs
The publications in this series examine how state and local implementation of CCDF, TANF, and other associated government assistance programs may influence how Hispanic families access these supports that are intended to enhance their financial and psychosocial well-being.
- Survey Data Elements to Unpack Diversity of Hispanic Populations
This report by OPRE presents ten data elements that will allow more adequate understanding of the diversity within low-income, Hispanic populations.
- Tailoring Job Training Programs for Hispanics
This fact sheet includes research on job training programs for Hispanic populations and considerations for understanding whether, when, and how job training programs can improve Hispanic families’ economic security.
- S. Department of Health and Human Services, OMH: Cultural and Linguistic Competency
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health (OMH) provides an overview of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care.
Additional Resources Regarding the Characteristics of Latino Children and Families
- A National Portrait of Hispanic Children in Need
This brief examines the number and household circumstances of low-income children who are considered below the poverty line, based on their family’s economic resources and whether they are in deep poverty, poverty, or near poverty.
- Child Population by Race and Ethnicity and Age Group in United States
Data presented by kids Count Data Center on the U.S. child population by race, ethnicity, and age group.
- La Familia: A Portrait of Latino Children and Families in the United States
This webinar by the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families, in partnership with Amigos de ACF, presented a portrait of Hispanic children and families in the United States, highlighted strengths and assets of the population, and discussed implications for policy.
- Latinx Families’ Strengths and Resilience Contribute to Their Well-being
This brief summarizes key findings from the literature on Latinx families’ strengths, along with recommendations for programs, practice, and research. It also highlights the evidence on how parents’ strengths protect their children from adversity.
- Over 90 Percent of all U.S. Latino Children Were Born in the United States
This fact sheet includes various facts on the U.S. Hispanic child population.