Students will explore rich and unique features of ethnically diverse populations and "special populations," and identify their human services needs. Students will become familiar with available local community services to meet those needs. The development and assessment of cultural competence as it applies to social service agencies and behavioral health professionals is emphasized.
Understand the importance of cultural competence in behavioral health settings
Develop the skills needed in delivering behavioral health services to American minorities and to "special" populations
Learn about Cultural Competency in agencies and behavioral health settings
Cultural Competency Skills
Facilitate development of peer cultural competency skills.
Examine and develop personal cultural competency.
Explore issues in the delivery of behavioral health services to Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Explore issues in the delivery of behavioral health services to Hispanics and Latinos.
Explore issues in the delivery of behavioral health services to African Americans
Explore issues in the delivery of behavioral health services to Native Americans.
Special Populations And Special Needs
Explore the issues and special needs of the aging population
Explore issues of sexual orientation and of gay and lesbian people
Explore gender and the special needs of women
Explore the special needs of the physically, mentally, and emotionally disabled
Diversity In The Culture
Understand the historical, social, and legal aspects of cultural diversity
Discover and explore each student's culture and subculture
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