GROUP NAME: Cultural Competence Team – Cultural Competency Guidelines Project
Meeting Date: 08/09/2005
Attendees: Susan Ko, Iliane Morrissey, Chandra Gosh-Ippen, Michael DeArellano, Carla Danielson, Veronica Rojas, Cybelle Merrick, Elizabeth
Thompson, Al Killen-Harvey,
SUBJECT DISCUSSION ACTION
Cultural Goal: to develop a set of Cultural Competency Guidelines modeled Group members are encouraged to review the CVC’s
Competency after those at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment guidelines
Guidelines Project Center’s website at http://www.musc.edu/cvc/guidelinesfinal.pdf
Evaluation of These guidelines will aim to evaluate degree of Cultural Identify criteria to be used in the review process.
Treatment Competence in treatments currently being used. Is there empirical
Interventions research? What is the theoretical rationale? How does it apply to
different groups? Which groups, and, or populations have these
treatments, practices, and interventions been used on? The aim is
to bring to the forefront those treatments, practices, and
treatments with the highest level of cultural competence
Creation of a Chandra suggested that the group create a searchable database of Further discussion, planning, and design of said database
searchable all the guidelines being reviewed. Susan added that this is a good are needed.
database of existing idea, and that it ties in smoothly with the NCTSN website
guidelines reorganization, currently under way.
What is Cultural The NCTSN uses the Surgeon General’s definition, but other Group should consider definitions used by other
Competence? How definitions exist, E. Thompson suggested that group should focus organizations, such as SAMHSA’s. It should also be noted
do we go from on concept of trauma, another suggestion was to use CVC’s that APSAC is currently developing it’s own guidelines.
definitions to guidelines as a starting point.
Which interventions We need to identify treatments, best practices, and interventions Michael will send out sample definitions (e.g., SAMHSA)
should be included currently utilized by different populations. What is being used? Our and criteria to the group within the next 2 weeks for
in the review goal should be to ultimately bring to the forefront best/promising feedback.
process? practices being used “In the trenches” Do we just include those
that have manuals? Only those that have been evaluated? Group members are encouraged to view interventions
that have already been catalogued on the website.
This group will develop a form/survey to gather data on practices
being used in the field. We may modify the template that has
already been used to catalogue interventions on the NCTSN
Advisory Board The creation of an Advisory Board (including Network and non- Everyone is encouraged to send Michael names of people
Network members) was discussed, and a few people were they think should be included on the Advisory Board.
suggested (Guillermo Bernal, Glorisa Canino)
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SUBJECT DISCUSSION ACTION
Next Meeting This group will meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month. The next Dial-in: 888.296.6500; code: 695567
meeting is September 6, 2005 at 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern.
Susan, Carla, and Michael will also meet on 9/7/05 to
discuss issues related to the creation of the advisory
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