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WAFCA-CE Nov. 10, 2020 Ethics and Boundaries: Building Alliances Through Cultural Humility
Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Category: WAFCA CE Training

Workshop Description: Do you know me?  How can I trust that you are someone that understands me, including my culture, and will speak to the needs of diversity when asked?  This training will focus on the importance of understanding and validating cultural differences including race, gender, and sexual orientation in order to build effective alliances. Use of a group discussions, vignettes, and personal reflection will foster understanding of ethical, reflective practice with clients. This hands-on training will enable the learner to explore personal diversity and assess skill level in cultural humility, while increasing knowledge of diverse cultures.  Participants will develop strategies to communicate, confront, and use appropriate terms to alleviate/solve the vignette situations provided. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the distinction between cultural humility and cultural competence.
  2. Understand the how personal values and perspectives regarding various cultures, affect practice with individuals and groups.
  3. Evaluate personal biases, both implicit and unconscious; explore how the dynamic of power is shaped from this context. 
  4. Understand how to apply the Code of Ethics and the Code of Conduct, as well as ethical principles and boundaries when working with clients from a multicultural perspective. 
  5. Develop an awareness of the Nine Step Ethical-Decision Making Model and demonstrate an ability to utilize it in practice.

About the Presenter:

Dana Johnson, MSW, LAPSW, holds a Masters of Social Work degree and licensed to practice social work in the State of Wisconsin. He has over 10 years of direct practice experience; particularly in the area of child welfare, supervision, agency and culture change, and administration. His areas of expertise and interest include leadership development, innovation theory, child welfare services and reform, ethics and boundaries, trauma-informed care, LGBTQ+ and diversity, and supervision in social work.  Mr. Johnson is the owner and lead trainer of Grow My Life, LLC. 


WAFCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6778. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WAFCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Visit the WAFCA-CE registration page for more information on fees and policies. 

Wisconsin Association of Family & Children's Agencies (WAFCA)
16 N Carroll St, #750
Madison, WI 53703  (608) 257-5939 

Contact: Rachel Kruse: [email protected], 608.257.5939