Matters Helping All Parents: Cultural Competency Week 4

October 25, 2016 mha_admin #MHAParents

HERE ARE FOUR (4) TIPS TO HELP YOU BE CULTURAL COMPETENT:

Awareness-Being aware of your personal reactions to those who are different than you

Attitude-Being aware of your cultural biases and beliefs while also closely looking at your beliefs and values about different cultures

Knowledge-learning about others’ cultural practices and learning to identify where personal behaviors are inconsistent with personal values and beliefs about equality

Skills-Practice behaviors, attitudes and values that allow you to talk with anyone.

Cultural Competence is a process.  We are all at various levels of awareness, Knowledge and skills, and no individual has attained perfect understanding of other cultures.  But as we think intentionally about these issues, everyone benefits as we stretch ourselves and grow in our ability to relate to one another.