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AUCD: Poster Symposium 3B: Diversity Topics: Single parent household: Parental Impression of Cultural Competence in an Ethnically Diverse UCEDD Center


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Diana Rodriguez, LMSW, Social Worker
Rose F. Kennedy Center, UCEDD/LEND


This study assessed perceptions of staff cultural sensitivity in 31 families who attended a workshop in an urban/ethnically diverse center that serves individuals with developmental disabilities. The study focused on a vulnerable group, single parent households. We found that the majority of parents understood medical explanations and trusted their providers. In order to build a culturally competent workforce, more understanding of cultural context of the target community is needed.

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