Cultural Competence Programs

I Am The Culture is a cultural awareness and accountability program that teaches youth and adults the importance of examining how they define, shape and experience their culture. Emotional intelligence concepts and domains are explored to help individuals gain increased knowledge and understanding in areas of self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness and relationship management.

RAD is a diversity education program for youth and adults who have a desire to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of different ethnic groups. Individuals are taught the importance of respecting and honoring cultural differences. Stereotypes, racial biases and racism is discussed in safe and intimate group settings. Throughout the program, participates are challenged to explore and examine their beliefs and perceptions about other ethnic groups.

STEP is an empathy enhancement program that is designed to help mental health professionals become more empathetic through exposure and sensitivity training. Participates are exposed to stimuli that contribute to or cause anxiety related emotions. Through guided group discussions, individuals are encouraged to express their emotions and are taught how to process and cope with them in a healthy manner.