As advocates, we know that domestic violence is a social problem that impacts all communities and cultures. What is sometimes overlooked are the differences between communities as far as how they are affected by domestic violence and what services or interventions would be the best fit for the families living within them. The practice of cultural humility creates the opportunity for domestic violence programs to explore these differences in a positive, empowering and respectful way.
Another challenge for domestic violence programs is knowing how to overcome cultural barriers in order to offer services to all who are in need. Too often, programs are prepared in theory to offer culturally competent services, but this willingness is never tested because some communities are not reaching out for services. How can programs know who they are reaching within their service areas, and who is being underserved or not reached at all?
Continuing Education Hours: 1.5
This training has been approved by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for continuing education units (CEUs) for state-certified domestic violence shelters.
This webinar will outline the definition of cultural humility versus cultural competency, and it will offer a framework for incorporating the practice of cultural humility into our work with survivors and their families. The webinar will also review a three-tier concept of underserved, un-served, and inadequately served communities, to help in understanding who is not being reached and what strategies can be used to move past cultural barriers.
The intended audience for this webinar includes advocates and administrative staff from domestic violence programs.