KARAMAH Presents a Workshop at MNADV’s Statewide Conference
June 03, 2016
On June 3, 2016, KARAMAH Executive Director Ms. Aisha Rahman will present a workshop at MNADV’s Statewide Conference. The workshop is titled “Cultural Humility: Why it Matters for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.”
Ms. Rahman will be joined by Deepa Bijpuria, JD, MSW, Tahirih Justice Center and Fiona Oliphant, Esq., Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP).
This workshop will allow participants to engage in an exploration of biases and stereotypes about immigrants and examine the barriers faced by immigrant victims of domestic violence in accessing services. A framework around cultural humility will provide techniques using a strengths-based approach to service delivery that considers a victim’s cultural assets and barriers. Understanding the influence of an immigrant’s cultural context will allow providers to better tailor their programs to meet the needs of immigrant victims.
Participants will learn about best practices they can implement in their workplaces for a more client-centered approach when working with immigrants.
Multi-disciplinary direct service providers; first responders; supervisors.