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Cross Cultural Issues in Disaster Response and Recovery - Monmouth Universi...
Fri, March 24, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
This training is one of the required courses for initial DRCC certification.
This training is worth 6 initial DRCC credits.
This workshop provides a review of cultural issues and considerations that are relevant to the effective delivery of disaster mental health services. Aspects of culture and ethnicity that influence the experience of crisis, trauma and suffering, and cultural traditions that enhance recovery and healing for individuals, families and communities will be presented and discussed. Participants will be encouraged, through group exercises, to examine their own culturally-grounded values and beliefs, and how these constructs shape our professional roles. The workshop will conclude with an opportunity for open discussion of culturally-based ethical dilemmas we have encountered in our work, and how we seek to resolve such dilemmas.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
-Participants will describe cultural competency, cultural awareness, and cultural sensitivity.
-Participants will examine the importance of culture in crisis counseling and our cultural influences and biases.
Trainer: Neal Stephens, DRCC, State Trainer
This course is approved for 6 Initial Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (DRCC) credits.
No breakfast or lunch will be provided.