Concepts in Creating Culturally Responsive Services for Supervised Visitation Centers.
Williams, Oliver J.
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community. United States Department of Justice. Office on Violence Against Women.
University of Minnesota.
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC)
University of Minnesota, School of Social Work 290 Peters Hall, 1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-6142
Tel: 877-NIDVAAC (643-8222) 612-624-5357
The purpose of this report is to assist Office of Violence Against Women Supervised Visitation Center (SVC's) and Safe Exchange program grantees in examining how they serve culturally diverse populations. This report provides the following information: 1) identify critical questions for organizational self-assessment; 2) provide a rationale for the use of cultural responsiveness; 3) offer an overview of how cultural competence and responsiveness can be defined; 4) summarize key concepts of culturally responsiveness service delivery in visitation centers provided by culturally diverse clients, supervised visitation center (SVC) practitioners, and other stakeholders; 5) report on the perspective of SVC supervisors and directors concerning their training needs related to cultural responsiveness; and 6) provide recommendations for enriching the SVC as it relates to diversity. (Author abstract)
cultural competency; supervised visitation centers; supervised visitation; service delivery; parental visits; evidence based practice