Course Description


Understanding issues related to diversity and culturally competent child advocacy is critical to anyone serving as a Volunteer Child Advocate.

It can enhance your ability to see things from new and different perspectives while working with families and children. This understanding will lead you to respond in a sensitive manner to each child’s unique needs.

Developing cultural competence is a lifelong process. What you learn in this course is just a “starting point” in this process and we encourage you to continue to explore this important topic.


You are not expected to complete the course in one sitting.  It is recommend you complete one chapter at a time, allowing at least 30 minutes per chapter.  

NOTE:  For GAL Staff and Volunteers, the Optima training topic for this 1.5 hour course is "Cultural Diversity".

This material has been exclusively designed for I am for the child Academy. 

Training Specialists

Statewide Guardian ad Litem Training Team

This course is presented by experts of this subject matter. Contact: Training@gal.fl.gov

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 4 - Section 1

    • Cultural Competency Overview

  • 2

    Chapter 4 - Section 2

    • Stereotyping vs Cultural Competency

  • 3

    Chapter 4 - Section 3

    • Advocacy in Action

    • Tips on How to Become More Culturally Competent

    • Cultural Competence Individual Action Plan

  • 4

    Chapter 4 - Section 4

    • Chapter 4 Quiz

    • Course Wrap-Up

Reviews

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Developing Cultural Compentance

Jack Ganzel

course helped me realize how quickly I tend to make those snap judgement's also to realize I am guilty of same

course helped me realize how quickly I tend to make those snap judgement's also to realize I am guilty of same

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Eye Opening

khisha greiner

We never want to appear guilty of any bias or stereotyping however, this chapter really opened my eyes to how differently we perceive things. The exercise ab...

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We never want to appear guilty of any bias or stereotyping however, this chapter really opened my eyes to how differently we perceive things. The exercise about the two different homes was very well done.

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Very Effective

Cindy Solomon

I appreciated the clear cut and thorough explanations and video examples. The work pages were very helpful.

I appreciated the clear cut and thorough explanations and video examples. The work pages were very helpful.

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Alan Abramowitz

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Chap 4 Developing Cultural Competence

Daniel Burnstein

Useful, interesting to develop cultural competence.

Useful, interesting to develop cultural competence.

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