Victim Advocacy: Diversity

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      [Diversity]

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      SPEAKER 1: I think it's very important for peoplethat are working in victim advocacyto have cultural competency.That is huge, because you are, oftentimes,going into people's homes.You are there at what could be a horrible time for them,in moments that become very intimate.

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      SPEAKER 1 [continued]: And so you have to have an awareness of whattheir culture is, on what types of thingsmay be happening surrounding the event.What context did that crime take place within?And so in order to understand that,you have to have some knowledge of cultural idiosyncrasiesthat can come into play in a situation like that.

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      SPEAKER 1 [continued]: You don't want to insult people.You don't want to use humor in appropriately.You have to have a basic understanding of whatlife is like for these folks.

Victim Advocacy: Diversity

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Barb Lamanna discusses diversity in victim advocacy and the importance of cultural competency in the field.

Victim Advocacy: Diversity

Barb Lamanna discusses diversity in victim advocacy and the importance of cultural competency in the field.

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