- October 2009
- Vol. 10, No. 8
Training in Cultural Competency and Domestic Violence
An online course on cultural competency is now available for social service professionals who work with victims of domestic violence. The course aims to help professionals master culturally sensitive attitudes, skills, and behaviors so that they may create and supply services more effectively. "Cultural Competency" is one of three courses offered by TrainingForums.org, a program run by the nonprofit Witness Justice and the Office on Violence Against Women within the U.S. Department of Justice.
The course is a narrated series of 139 slides with statistics, examples of cultural norms, "internal and external barriers" to women who don't seek help, multiple-choice questions, and more information. It can be accessed at the student's convenience, and completion is based on a series of short tests. Certification for completion will be available in the near future.