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Crossing the Border: Enhancing Relationships through Cultural Competence (The Social Worker Edition)

June 1, 2017

The changing demographics and economics of our growing multicultural world, and the long-standing disparities in the health status of people from culturally diverse backgrounds have challenged youth service providers. With the increasing diversity of the U.S. population, mental health service providers must be aware of the influences that culture has on psychological processes, mental illnesses, family dynamics, and the ways that people seek help. They must also be aware of the variety within groups. In an effort to address this issue, this interactive workshop will explore the dynamics of cultural diversity, including cross-cultural communication and encounters. It will include strategies for creating safe spaces to address growing diversity, and persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity. In addition, this workshop will increase knowledge and skill sets as well as strengthen the ability to respond to the needs, beliefs, behaviors, perceptions, and preferences of the diverse communities served.



June 1, 2017
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University of Maryland Extension
3300 North Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043 United States