Teaching Cultural Competency
Jack Lewis (University of Pennsylvania) launched a project that will help to examine the presence of cultural competency in social work curriculum and assessment measures. He will apply a model of cultural competency to the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards to develop a new resource for programs.
Developing Standards for Culturally Competent Practice With LGBT Populations
Lori Messinger, professor and director at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is working on a project to identify and assess cultural competence practice indicators for working with LGBT adults and youth. This study will result in a list of approved practice standards and the development and testing of an assessment tool for use with students, faculty, and practitioners.
If you are interested in the Scholars Program, please see the main page or contact the Program Officer, Jessica Holmes, for more information.