From we to me : a curriculum on working with transitioning youth from the perspective of culture.
University of Denver. Graduate School of Social Work. University of Denver. Institute for Families.
Grantee Final Report
33, , 33 leaves
Published: September 2003
Publication Information: Denver, CO : Graduate School of Social Work, Institute for Families at the University of Denver.
Available from: Butler Institute for Families
University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work 2148 S. High Street
Denver, CO 80208
Sponsoring Organization: Children's Bureau
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This federally funded training package contains a one-day training curriculum designed to enable practitioners to better understand the cultures that influence a young person (ages 17-21) transitioning out of foster care into transitional living situations. It explores ways to understand youth within the context of their culture and how to use that information in helping them. Group activities are provided that address types of cultures and subcultures that may affect youth, cultural influences on independent living skills, the importance of cultural awareness, ethnographic interviewing, cultural resources for working with youth, and incorporating cultural issues into working with youth. Handouts are included that support the activities, along with youth profiles to illustrate cultural influences on youth. A curriculum assessment is included to help the trainers learn how well the curriculum is working in helping participants gain knowledge covered in the training. A workshop evaluation form is also attached.
independent living; cultural factors; cultural competency; youth services; youth agencies; adolescents; professional training; staff development; adolescents; workforce