“I Speak” Cards Requesting Translation Available in Twenty Languages
Culture Connect has created "I Speak" Cards in twenty languages, along with translations in English. These cards briefly explain that the card holder speaks another language and requests an interpreter, which must be provided by federally-funded institutions. These cards may help any newcomer, who is not fluent in English, access child welfare and other social services, health care, and more.
Resources in Spanish
- Buscando a Parientes Biológicos (Searching for Birth Relatives)
This resource from the Child Welfare Information Gateway provides guidance to adopted persons and birth families on the search process and information access, as well as resources for further help in conducting a successful search. (2012)
- Parientes Como Proveedores de Cuidado y el Sistema de Bienestar de Menores (Kinship Caregivers and the Child Welfare System)
This publication from the Child Welfare Information Gateway helps kinship caregivers—including grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other relatives caring for children—work effectively with the child welfare system. (2012)
- Cómo Funciona el Sistema de Bienestar de Menores (How the Child Welfare System Works)
El sistema de bienestar de menores es un grupo de servicios diseñados para promover el bienestar de los niños garantizando su seguridad, asegurándoles un hogar seguro y fortaleciendo a sus familias para que puedan cuidarlos bien. Estos sistemas y sus diferentes procedimientos varían según el estado. Esta hoja informativa de Child Welfare Information Gateway hace un resumen de los propósitos y los diferentes mecanismos de estos sistemas, y habla de las denuncias corroboradas y no corroboradas de maltrato de menores. También se habla de las consecuencias para las personas que abusan de un niño y de los niños que dejan su hogar después de sufrir una forma de maltrato. (2012)
The child welfare system is a group of services designed to promote the well-being of children by ensuring safety, achieving permanency, and strengthening families to successfully care for their children. Child welfare systems are complex, and their specific procedures vary widely by State. The purpose of this fact sheet from Child Welfare Information Gateway is to give a brief overview of the purposes and functions of child welfare from a national perspective. It discusses what happens when a report of possible abuse or neglect is made, what happens when a report is screened in, and what happens in substantiated cases. (2012)
- Ley de 2008 Sobre el Promover de las Conexiones Para Lograr el Éxito y el Aumento de las Adopciones: Un Resumen (Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008)
Esta hoja informativa de Child Welfare Information Gateway provee información sobre la Ley de 2008 Sobre el Promover de las Conexiones Para Lograr el Éxito y el Aumento de las Adopciones. Esta ley modifica las partes B y E del título IV de la Ley de Seguridad Social para conectar y apoyar a los parientes proveedores de cuidado, mejorar los ingresos para los niños bajo cuidado de crianza, proveer el acceso a cuidado de crianza y la adopción tribal, mejorar los incentivos para la adopción y otros propósitos. (2012)
This fact sheet from Child Welfare Information Gateway provides information on the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008. This act amends parts B and E of title IV of the Social Security Act to connect and support relative caregivers, improve outcomes for children in foster care, provide for tribal foster care and adoption access, improve incentives for adoption, and for other purposes. (2012)
- Strengthening Families and Communities: 2012 Resource Guide
This free guide was created to support service providers in their work with parents, caregivers, and their children to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. The Resource Guide was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Welfare Information Gateway, FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention, and Center for the Study of Social Policy – Strengthening Families, with input from numerous national organizations, Federal partners, and parents. It highlights strategies that can strengthen families by promoting key protective factors that have been shown to prevent child abuse and neglect. The guide also includes strategies to promote community awareness of these key protective factors, as well as tip sheets in English and Spanish to share with parents. Tip sheets address the following topics: Bonding With Your Baby; Dealing With Temper Tantrums; Connecting With Your Teen; Teen Parents…You’re Not Alone; Ten Ways to Be a Better Dad; Raising Your Grandchildren; Military Families; How to Develop Strong Communities; Parenting Your Child With Developmental Delays and Disabilities. (2012)
- Centro de Recursos - Resource Center Available in Spanish
The Safe Families, Safe Children Coalition has developed a New Resource Center available in Spanish. The site currently has more than 500 electronic resources on the prevention, identification, and timely response to intra-family violence and other topics related to child well-being.
- Hispanic Child Support Resource Center & Hispanic Outreach Toolkit
HHS’ Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Office of Child Support Enforcement created this Hispanic Outreach Toolkit, an addition to its online Hispanic Child Support Resource Center, to help raise awareness and ensure access to child support services throughout the Hispanic community. The Hispanic Child Support Resource Center provides materials to assist child support agencies in developing and enhancing partnerships with community and faith-based organizations as a means to provide child support information for underserved populations. As an improvement to the online resource center, the Hispanic Outreach Toolkit provides access to outreach materials specifically designed for the Hispanic Community, such as posters, brochures, public service announcements, partnership letters and other outreach materials to help state child support agencies create effective and culturally appropriate outreach initiatives. All materials are free, easy to access and can be customized to include information about the local agency or community-based organization in English and Spanish.
- Nuestras Historias
Nuestras Historias is a collection of 10 stories in Spanish about parenting by Mexican-American immigrant mothers, published by Rise Magazine. Stories explore the challenges these mothers face maintaining safe and stable homes and supporting their children and families while living in a new culture. Stories were developed in a writing workshop at the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, in Brooklyn, New York. Rise Magazine is written by and for parents involved in the child welfare system. Its mission is to help parents advocate for themselves and their children. (2011)
Resources from the States
When You Become 18: A Survival Guide for Teenagers
This resource addresses a number of issues important to young adults, including information about laws related to: alcohol, banking, contracts, credit, employment, hate crimes, jury duty, military service, voting. When You Become 18 was first published in 1991 by California Law Advocates and revised seven times over the past decade. The State Bar took over publication of the guide in 2002. Available in English and Spanish. (2008)
Child Welfare Information Gateway: Resources in Spanish
This section of the Gateway offers resources to support professionals in their work with Spanish-speaking families and community members. Select publications on child abuse and neglect, prevention, adoption, and more are available in both Spanish and English. Many of these resources can be accessed or ordered directly from this site.
NCTSN: Información en Español
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) brings a singular and comprehensive focus to childhood trauma. NCTSN’s collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices, the NCTSN changes the course of children’s lives by changing the course of their care. NCTSN offers resources in Spanish on the following topics: What Is Child Traumatic Stress; Trauma Types; Treatments That Work; Culture and Trauma; Natural Disasters; Terrorism, Economic Stress; Military Children and Families; Special Populations and Trauma; Adolescence and Substance Abuse; Creating Trauma-Informed Systems; Child Welfare System; Juvenile Justice System; Youth & Family Partnerships; Facts and Figures; and, Grant Applicants.
- Multilingual Access Project
The Multicultural Access Project (MAP) seeks to reduce the number of, and tolerance to, domestic violence incidents in multi-ethnic and immigrant communities, and to increase the responsiveness of mainstream communities to battered women and families. MAP accomplishes this effort through cultural and linguistically appropriate outreach, education collaboration and advocacy. Information is available in English, Amharic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. (2006)
- Safe Start Center – Publicaciones en Español
The Safe Start Initiative is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The goal of the Safe Start Initiative is to broaden the knowledge of, and promote community investment in, evidence-based strategies for reducing the impact of children’s exposure to violence. This section of the Safe Start Center provides links to publications on this topic (by various organizations) in Spanish.
More resources coming soon! For additional resources already available on the NRCPFC website, please go to our homepage and use the search option at the bottom of the page. (Enter the language needed as the search term.)