April 19, 2017 -
9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Diamond 6

Many professionals enter home visiting with a general understanding of culture are but are unaware of how their own cultural backgrounds shape their interactions with families.  The cultural history of both the family and home visitor are ever present when engaging in home visiting services.  How then can home visitors develop knowledge of their own cultural framework and start to lay the foundation for constructive conversations surrounding diversity? Using a cognitive behavioral framework attendees will analyze how past personal experiences impact their interactions with families.  Next, we will examine how empathy can be used to build bridges across cultural divides.   This breakout session will provide participants a safe space to explore their own personal values and biases.  Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of how their own  values and beliefs facilitate and impede collaboration with families. Attendees should have a basic understanding of cultural diversity prior to attending this session.

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