Presenter: Cassandra Bowers, PhD, LMSW
Description: This training will explore cultural humility and cultural competence. It will examine the basic concepts of cultural competence and cultural humility, the impact each has on the child and family systems of care, and the concept of positionality when providing services. As a result of this workshop, participants will be prepared to recognize implicit biases contributing to discrimination, plan for improved practice related to cultural competence; nurture intrapersonal, interpersonal and system-level culturalhumility simultaneously; and develop an awareness of personal cultural beliefs while examining perceptions of cultural differences.
The presenter, Cassandra Bowers, PhD, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and WSU (Wayne State University) School ofSocial Work part-time faculty member. Bowers came to the school in 1998 after working in human services organizations and as a full-time faculty member and BSW program coordinator before her current role as part-time faculty. She has worked extensively with abused, neglected, and delinquent children between the ages of 12 and 18, having the role of program administrator in several residential treatment facilities. Bowers played an instrumental role in developing an adolescent 'boot camp' for delinquent male adolescents as a 'last chance before incarceration in the adult criminal justice system. She has also provided behind-bars parenting education for adult male prisoners and been a consultant to several childcaring and child-placing agencies.Training Objectives
(please provide one training objective per hour of in-person training):
1.Understand the importance of fostering cultural humility development in cultivating inclusiveness and effective intercultural team working.
2.Understand the difference between cultural humility, and cultural competence
3.Increase awareness of culture
4.Fostering an ethos of cultural humility development within the workplace
As a result of this workshop, participants will be prepared to:
1.Recognize implicit biases which contribute to discrimination
2.Plan for improved practice related to cultural competence.
3.Nurture intrapersonal, interpersonal and system level cultural humility simultaneously.
4.Develop awareness of personal cultural beliefs, while examining perceptions of cultural difference.