The development of cultural competence results in a greater ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. Through my travels, education, and real life practice I hope to further America's cultural competence one story, one journey, one life at a time. Today I am but a graduate student striving to become a cultural diplomat through educational outreach; creating a better educational experience for tomorrow, one person at a time.
Over the past month a group of 12 graduate students in the field of Educational Psychology from various universities throughout the United States came together in Quito, Ecuador to partake in the Ecuadorian Professional Preparation Program. The following is a culturally competent pregnancy video/slideshow that was created for the patients at a free clinic located in Quito, Ecuador (Subcentro de Salud Santa Clara de San Millan).
Special thanks to the E Triple-P, Angelina Nortey, Meroudjie Denis, Misty Dawn, Anton Berzins, and the Subcentro medical team and Staff.
To learn more about this amazing program please visit:
There is one very important advantage of learning other languages that I think beats any gains in cognitive control or delays in the onset of dementia. When you learn other languages you can then actually speak those languages, read those literatures, talk to new people in their native language, eaves-drop on their conversations on the bus, order off the menu, pick up that gorgeous stranger in the piazza.