The Cultural Competency Workshop Series is a service of SPRC for health providers, teachers, community workers, service providers, and any professionals who work with Native populations. Each workshop focuses on a specific issue, providing cultural context and background as well as concrete strategies for working with Native people.
Understanding the impact of historical trauma on current behavior is critical to providing services and programs to Native American communities. This session will discuss common culturally-based healing practices that can be incorporated or used in the provision of services.
Traditional teaching methods in American Indian communities were based on specific Tribal value systems. This session seeks to synthesize information about the "Native learner" into concrete strategies for teaching and working with Native youth and parents.
This workshop uses the story of the elephant and the giraffe to help managers, supervisors, and human resource professionals reflect upon the dynamics of managing a diverse workforce, and make diversity an asset rather than a challenge.