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The socialization needs of traditional Latinos are met within the extended family system. The model of the extended family system tends to be two dimensional. The model of an expanding cube best illustrate...
Paul Castillo
01/27/2005
arrow icon Can you please explain what you mean by the expanding cube?T...
lisa fontes
09/22/2006
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The communities accross the nation are changing thus creating a more diversified and vibrant community. What type of plans are the Police leaders seeking to implement in reaching out to immigrant communiti...
Giovanni
01/27/2005
arrow icon The Monterey Park Police Department in Los Angeles County, C...
Tina Gorajewski
01/21/2005
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Last CORE training I presented the topic on Cultural Competency related to sexual assault. I found some articles to share but would welcome dialogue with other SANEs interested in the cultural aspect of s...
A Mc Nally
01/27/2005
arrow icon Please send me any links to culturally relevant articles--I'...
lisa fontes
09/22/2006
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lisa fontes
09/22/2006
arrow icon can i also see the articles you are referencing thank you
lois glass
04/06/2006
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TS
01/27/2006
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Nahida Hadeesh
01/03/2006
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I am an Ojibwe woman and I've been working in this field for the past 20 + years and I've been hearing the same issues being used over and over again. "Cultural Sensitivity" is another la...
Mary Kay
01/27/2005
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Salvador
10/20/2006
arrow icon I too, feel the need for cultural sensitivity education. The...
Debbie
02/01/2006
arrow icon Cultural sensitivity is a must. Honoring Cultural backgroun...
Nahida
01/03/2006
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Paul Castillo
02/02/2005
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Does anyone have any creative ideas about how to build witness credibility when they do not speak English? I represent lots of Spanish and Vietnamese speaking clients and Domestic Violence evidentiary hea...
Edna Sprague
01/27/2005
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lisa fontes
09/22/2006
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Carmen
06/27/2005
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Khadeyah
05/04/2005
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mao khang
01/20/2005
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Cultural sensitivity must be prefaced by an understanding of what represents "justice" in various cultures. I'm not sure we really understand what that means in our own culture. Thoughts?
Jim Huffman
01/27/2005
arrow icon There is always the egocentric view for our culture whether ...
Rebecca Hayes
01/26/2005
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Laura Beasley
01/25/2005
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Are you aware of any model programs or best practices for culturally competent services?
Madelynn Herman
01/27/2005
arrow icon In Denver, CO, there is an non-profit organization called De...
lvwayne
02/23/2005
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Although many high profile cases of victimization include both criminal prosecution and a civil action against the offender, neither the prosecutors nor victim assistance programs encourage civil actions f...
Barbara Ransom
01/27/2005
arrow icon Numbers don't lie...People do. Data is culturally sensitive...
Jim C
01/26/2005
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Laura Beasley
01/25/2005
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I`m a former Criminal Justice Professor at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and I would like to know: how can the department of justice of all states can perform seminars or tutorial courses to...
José Burgos
01/27/2005
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After being a domestic violence paralegal for a number of years, I am venturing into an expanded role as a battered immigrant project litigation assistant and possibly into a sexual assault litigation proj...
Roselle
01/26/2005
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As a program coordinator I have wanted to encourage dialogue amongst staff about cultural sensitivity and where we view ourselves and how our clients view us. However, there is resistance as staff see dis...
C. Garcia
01/26/2005
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S. Anderson
11/30/2005
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Claire Phinney
03/23/2005
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Do you have any suggestions on working on the 'isms' at an institutional level within an agency's culture. I am working together with a group of white women on this issue to become better allies. Often t...
Beth Malchus
01/26/2005
arrow icon I founded a White Women Against Racism task force at PCAR (t...
Emily Greytak
07/18/2006
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Claire Phinney
03/23/2005
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Dr. Ogawa, our agency has recently started a new project designed to provide outreach services to domestic violence victims who are of Appalachian decent. We have found that establishing rapport with this ...
Monika H-P.
01/26/2005
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Hello, i facilitate a monthly diversity program for a social services agency. We provide diversity training for frontline social workers. Do you have any suggestions as to how we may utilize our diversity ...
Muriel Goosby
01/26/2005
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AW
08/31/2006
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Maxine
01/26/2005
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Hello. I am faculty in Graduate Forensic nursing Program at Duquesne Univ. Pittsburgh. seeking advice on teaching cultural competency to nurses who care for victims, perpetrators and families affected by v...
patricia crane
01/26/2005
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Hi Brian - the centers my association supports helps abused children in Texas - I think the "cultural sensitivity" issue is a tough one since sometimes that's interpreted as some cultures being m...
Karen Kalergis
01/26/2005
arrow icon Hi, Karen, Cultural senstivity does not necessarily mean av...
B Ogawa
01/26/2005
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Maxine
01/26/2005
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How can domestic violence/sexual assault service providers reevaluate their policies and practices in terms of cultural sensitivity in a crisis driven work environment?
Nancy Smith
01/26/2005
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I am the Director of a college program to train managers in the public safety field (police, fire, EMS, & emergency management). Are there any programs in which victim services are consolidated for pol...
Craig Campbell
01/26/2005
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Katrina
01/27/2005
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I have been a community victim advocate for minorities in the greater Seattle area for 15+ years. The culture and tradition of the Asian culture bring more sour taste among the husbands in divorce situat...
Alan Lai
01/26/2005
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I run a batter intervention program. I'm interested in ways of talking about race in that context. African Americans are overrepresented in some of the groups. We talk about race a fair amount, but I'm ...
Loren Council
01/26/2005
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T Lemmer
01/28/2005
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I see a few college students each year,a higher percentage from Asian countries, who rather quickly in the year start having several sexual partners or unhealthy relationships. Some of those relationships ...
Annie
01/26/2005
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S. Anderson
11/30/2005
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Please discuss how to serve Native Americans, in a culturally sensitive fashion, when there are complex legal issues involved due to the fact that tribal courts are involved and uncertainty exists about th...
Jamie
01/26/2005
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T Lemmer
01/28/2005
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Thank you Dr. Ogawa for hosting this discussion. One of the most controversial issues in cases of domestic violence against immigrants is the "Cultural Defense" argument, i.e., the argument that...
Amelia
01/26/2005
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The issues that you address when working with victims can be overshadowed by influences of family or comunity leaders. How can we support victims when they do not want this but not be disrespectful to thei...
Ken Wong
01/26/2005
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There is a disturbingly high acceptance level in some culturals for young girls to become mothers, often by young men well beyond their ages. How do we begin to break this cycle when this has been accepted...
Jenny Brown
01/26/2005
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