ERIC Number: ED399334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Enhancing the Cultural Competence of Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs.
Johnson, Bassin, and Shaw, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
In June 1993, the Family and Youth Services Bureau brought together a working group to help local programs for runaway and homeless youth better meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of young people. Strategies developed by this working group are shared in this guide. The introductory chapter provides a framework within which local programs can begin identifying issues and developing strategies. Chapter 2 addresses issues related to creating change within a program or organization to move toward cultural competence. Some simple strategies are presented to begin the exploration of cultural diversity. Chapter 3 provides an overview of how to begin to assess the cultural appropriateness of program management and services. Taking action is the subject of Chapter 4, which suggests methods for examining the organizational structure in which change must occur and the changes necessary to move staff and board members toward cultural competence. Appendix A provides several assessment tools that organizational leaders can adapt for local use. Appendix B lists 103 resource materials, and Appendix C lists 117 resource organizations. Six additional appendixes present matrices of diversity and an evaluation form. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Family and Youth Services Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Johnson, Bassin, and Shaw, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.