Addressing ‘Isms’ and Fostering Cultural Competence in Caring for Diverse Populations

Keva White, LCADC, LSW

This 2-hour workshop will explore best practices for providing more culturally responsive and effective services to individuals from different cultural identities and ability backgrounds. Participants will explore how to better address the intersectionality of different “isms” operating within behavioral health and healthcare settings in an effort to maximize outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define critical race theory and its impact on cross-cultural relationships
  • Describe six stages of cultural sensitivity
  • Identify at least 3 culturally responsive engagement strategies for working with diverse groups

1:15-2:15pm Defining “Isms”
Theory Overview: Critical Race, Human Relations, Social Justice
Key terms and Definitions
The Bennett Model of Cultural Sensitivity
2:15-3:15pm Cultural Brokering
Keys to fostering Workplace Harmony

CEs: 2 Cultural Competence
Level: Beginner

About the Presenter
Mr. Keva White has over 20 years’ experience working in urban communities developing and implementing evidenced-based behavioral health services. He has served as trainer and consultant for New Jersey’s Alliance of Family Support Organizations, American Institute for Research and Georgetown University Training Institutes on cultural and linguistic competence. Mr. White currently teaches at Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work on Diversity and Oppression. He is a 2016 graduating fellow of Bryn Mawr College’s Non-profit Executive Leadership Institute (NELI). Mr. White received his Master Degree in Social Work from Temple University and is a dually licensed social work professional.

Mr. White is a member of New Jersey’s Statewide Network of Cultural Competence (NJSNCC) Leadership Council. He enjoys music, reading, playing basketball and board games with family and friends. He is President and CEO of VIP Community Services, Inc., a training and consultant agency providing professional development services to profit and non-profit organizations. Mr. White is most recognized for his high-energy, creatively balance, experiential and valued based presentation style.

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