Laudencia A, Morrison DR, Rom M, Kao H, eds. 1997. Building the future: Strategies to serve immigrant families in the District. Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Graduate Public Policy Program; Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 23 pp. (DC Family Policy Seminar background briefing report)
Annotation: This report provides a brief introduction to issues addressed by a DC Family Policy Seminar in October 1997 that focused on the ways service providers can meet the needs of immigrant families in the District of Columbia. The goals of the seminar were to bring different points of view to the table and to discuss tools needed to serve families through information dissemination, education, and outreach. The seminar emphasized the importance of recognizing cultural diversity, the need for a coordinated response to the needs of immigrant families, and the need for appropriate outreach efforts to overcome such barriers to access as language and culture. Also included are a bibliography of works cited, a glossary, a directory of agencies and organizations in the District of Columbia that offer various services to immigrants, and a directory of national resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Available from the website.
Keywords: Cultural barriers, Cultural diversity, Cultural sensitivity, District of Columbia, Immigrants, Nonprofit organizations, Social services, Welfare reform, Welfare services