Title: Cultural and Linguistic Competency: Serving the Needs of Our Communities Presented by: Yvette Murry, MSW,LCSW 5 DVS Credits: Diversity or Intervention Skills Social Workers - this class has been approved for 5 Credits in Social & Cultural Competence Credits
As the 21st century has moved forward, the ethnic, cultural, and linguistic makeup of NJ has been changing steadily. Cultural and linguistic competence 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. This workshop will provide participants with techniques to enhance their ability to provide appropriate services to all populations, while recognizing their own cultural/linguistic background or life experience and that of their client.
Workshop Objectives: At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Define cultural and linguistic competency;
- Analyze and interpret their individual cultural and linguistic competency;
- Examine the impact of inadequate cultural and linguistic competency on the individual, organizational and systems level;
- Identify and articulate turn-key strategies to enhance the cultural and linguistic effectiveness of service provision on the micro- and macro level.