Tuesday May 4, 2010
Cultural Arts Center
Glen Allen, VA
Sponsored by: the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the DBHDS Statewide Cultural and Linguistic Competency Steering Committee.
Standards 1-3 of the Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services will be the main focus of this training. This is the second in a series of four training days that will be provided over the course of the next twelve months. These trainings are sequential and are designed to provide increased learning over time.
Overview: This interactive training opportunity will require participants to have a basic knowledge of the definitions of cultural and linguistic competence. It will not provide an introductory overview. Participants will discover that cultural competence consists of much more than what can be seen with the naked eye. Sessions will focus on how self awareness and power, race, gender and generational differences can impact any given situation. Participants will also explore how invisible areas that are often overlooked can be potential barriers to organizational communication, employee performance, and service provision.
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