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Race, Gender & Diversity

Cultural awareness and humility are essential parts of social work practice. Understanding the social and health challenges and disparities experienced by diverse groups is important if practitioners are to tailor their interventions and provide effective services.

The titles below link to summaries of research findings relevant to race, gender and diversity, with a take-home message for social work practice.


  1. Korean American clergy practices regarding intimate partner violence: Roadblock or support for battered women?
  2. Democratizing caring labor: The promise of community-based, worker-owned childcare cooperatives.
  3. A model of factors related to cultural and racial socialization among transracial adoptive parents.