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February 2005Vol. 6, No. 1Cultural Competence Training

A new family support resource on cultural competence has been made available by the National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (FRIENDS).This training tool, "Introduction to Cultural Competence," includes a facilitator's guide, PowerPoint presentation, and list of resources. The main component is the 33-slide PowerPoint presentation that addresses a variety of topics, including:

  • What is cultural competence?
  • How is cultural competence achieved, both individually and by organizations?
  • How can cross-cultural dynamics be identified?
  • What can service delivery systems do to be culturally competent?

In addition to the training tool on cultural competence, the FRIENDS' website offers new factsheets that explore Native Americans and child welfare, parent support groups, and fatherhood topics. The cultural competence training tool and factsheets are available on the FRIENDS website: