Strategies for Cultural Competence

Strategy X: Expect the Best

Skills for Strategy X

Recognize the effects of fear which can;

Make us hesitant to learn about the differences between groups and individuals

Blind us to the things we all share

Stereoptype those who are different from ourselves

Be unable to take advantage of the instincts which serve us well in relationships

Avoid approaching others for fear of saying the wrong thing

Feel offended at the small slight or poorly chosen word