Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


The purpose of the Biracial Children Research Project is to determine and develop elementary school social workers' awareness of the unique needs and issues related to biracial children.

Sixty-seven Minneapolis elementary school social workers were surveyed in order to assess their awareness level of issues related to African American and White racially mixed children. Issues that were identified by the Biracial Children Research Project dealt with; 1) school and community; 2) psycho-social; 3) racial identity development; 4) racial categorization; and 5) social workers use of referrals to agencies that serve biracial children.

The Biracial Children Research Project is a study aimed at adding to the knowledge base of social workers, so that they may more effectively work with this growing population of children with unique needs. The Project's findings indicate that this is area of development for elementary school social workers in the Minneapolis Public School system.


SC 11.MSW.1994.Branch.DA

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