Cultural Humility Part One: Supporting Immigrant Families, A Culturally Humble Approach

This module describes the concept of cultural humility, a lifelong process of reflection and learning from every person, family and situation one encounters, as an alternative to trying to become "culturally competent." The culturally humble approach is then applied to the family support professional scope of practice supporting immigrant families in acculturating to the United States and in preserving and maintaining their home culture. The module includes information about the impact of immigration laws on undocumented immigrants and their families.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the differences between "cultural competency" and "cultural humility"
  2. Identify and describe three key practices of a professional who demonstrates cultural humility
  3. Understand the hidden aspect of culture and implications for establishing a trusting relationship
  4. Recognize the similarities and differences across culture and the implications for family support
  5. Learn the process and complexities of acculturation
  6. Discuss the family support professional role in supporting undocumented immigrants and their families