Organizational Development
Workshops / Courses

Cultural Competence

Cultural Competency is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. SPW offers a one-day awareness workshop presents:

SPW’s Cultural Competency in Child Welfare Practice curriculum, developed under contract with the State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, is based on leading children’s services agencies, the University of Chicago’s Chapin Hall, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and best practices in Cultural Competence.

Setting Standards for Change — It is no exaggeration to say that a culturally competent provider can mean the difference between a child “making it” or “falling between the cracks.” Delivering services that are strength-based, child-centered, family-focused and culturally responsive is more crucial than ever and the need goes beyond race and ethnicity.

This two-day class-room experience is based on nationally recognized child welfare practice and federally-mandated Tennessee-based initiatives.

Participants will learn:
  • Assessing safety issues in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Cultural norms and immigration status.
  • Role play and problem-resolution.
  • Impact of race on service delivery.
  • How to devise culturally competent service planning strategies.
  • Community-based approaches that work.
  • Steps for individual and organizational cultural competence.
  • How to assess your agency.
  • Tools you can use!