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Friday, December 4 • 9:20am - 10:10am
Developing Cultural Competence: Bridging the Gap Between Families and Professionals FULL

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Professionals across the nation work with families from an ever diverse cultural, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds. As such there is a growing need for professionals to receive cultural competency training. A panel of family members and professionals will welcome discussion as they share their experiences of the implications of culture on building understanding and trusting family-professional relationships. Cultural sensitivity and diversity awareness are important factors to consider in developing an understanding of family cultures in order to better serve CLD families, especially since families are more likely to develop relationships with professionals they trust. . OBJECTIVES: This presentation will focus on the knowledge and skills that professional can use to help build relationships with the CLD families they work with. As a result of this session, participants will be able to : - define cultural competence - improve their understanding and ability to work sensitively and effectively with CLD families - understand how personal biases form the basis for expectations and influence judgments about families - be aware of communication issues, including working with interpreters and translators. - summarize the five basic cultural competence skill areas - locate resources on cultural competency


Sayaka Omori

Family Support Services Programs Manager, Open Doors for Multicultural Families

Friday December 4, 2015 9:20am - 10:10am PST
Hawthorne 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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