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Unformatted text preview: Culturally Competent Culturally Competent Programs & Systems Cultural competence in the Cultural competence in the workplace is: A set of congruent behaviors, practices, attitudes and policies that come together in a program, system, or agency or among professionals, enabling effective work to be done in cross cultural situations Everyone can be culturally competent! Everyone can be culturally competent! Actionoriented Acquiring skills All are capable Staff members of a minority culture relied on to represent the views of entire communities Agency failure to own the issue Burden is on all 5 Elements of Cultural Competency 5 Elements of Cultural Competency Valuing diversity Cultural selfassessment Crosscultural dynamics Institutionalization of cultural knowledge Adaptation to diversity GOAL: For systems, agencies, and practitioners to develop the capacity to respond to the unique needs of populations whose cultures differ from the mainstream U.S. culture. How to Achieve Cultural Diversity How to Achieve Cultural Diversity The Cultural Competence Continuum – Where am I now? – Where is my program? – Where could I be? – Where could my program be? The Cultural Competence Continuum The Cultural Competence Continuum Acquiring Cultural Competence Acquiring Cultural Competence
1. Cross Cultural Encounters 1. Awareness 3. Specific Skills 2. Knowledge ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course FMSC 330 taught by Professor Grutzmacher during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.
- Spring '09