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Culture S.M.A.R.T.

  • 12/01/2020
  • 12/02/2020
  • 2 sessions
  • 12/01/2020, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (CST)
  • 12/02/2020, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (CST)
  • 13


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NEW for 2020! ONLINE!

We will be offering this course via ZOOM Technology due to COVID-19.

Please register now to receive the link via email. You must attend the online workshop session to receive the code for the next day. Sessions will be locked at 10:10 am. To reduce interruptions, you must be on time. The workshop is presented live, not via recording.

You will need a computer (with sound/speakers) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. It is not required that you have a camera set up.

This workshop is being offered at a reduced rate of $10 for all three sessions. All child welfare practitioners are invited to participate: attorneys, social workers, foster parents, CASA staff and volunteers, teachers, law enforcement, medical staff, etc.

This training is HIGHLY INTERACTIVE and you will need to share your screen for required active participation.  You do need a computer (with a microphone and sound/speakers) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. You need an internet connection. It is not required that you have a camera set up. This session is not designed for audio-only participation.

APPROVED: 6 hours of Social Work CEU and 6.0 hours CLE,

including 1 hour of Legal Professionalism

What does it mean to be Culturally Smart?
  • being aware of one's own world view
  • developing positive attitudes towards cultural differences
  • gaining knowledge of different cultural practices and world views
  • developing skills for communication and interaction across cultures

This training experience is designed for multidisciplinary professionals who touch the lives of families and children in the Child Welfare System. It is developed to enhance the ability of child welfare practitioners to respond to the unique needs and differences of children and families of various racial and ethnic groups in ways that are culturally congruent to improve outcomes for children and families. Culture S.M.A.R.T. is an engaging experience that simulates aspects of what it is like to “walk in another racial, ethnic or cultural group’s shoes.” In the shoes of another person and come face to face with personal bias and perspectives and assumptions. This training helps us to build skills and knowledge of other cultures and identify opportunities for growth and development in a safe environment. Presenting cultural differences as a reflection of the way we solve similar problems promotes a sense of our common humanity, recognize we are all in this together for challenges in Child Welfare. Understanding this basic notion allows us to view cultural differences as a rich reservoir of solutions to real world concerns. Instead of looking upon cultural differences as things to be tolerated, we can relate to each other as cultural problem solvers with the same desired goals – better outcomes for children and families.

Presenters:  Patsy Wilkerson, M.A. and Thailund Porter-Green, JD


This course is pending 6 CLE approval (including 1 hour of professionalism) by the LSBA MCLE Committee.

It is approved for 6 general hours by the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners. 

Download the full fall course catalog here.


Who do I call with any questions? Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

What's the refund policy?

We do not offer refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another person. Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

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