Physical Environment, Materials and Resources, questions 2-6
Communication Styles, questions 7-14
Values and Attitudes, questions 15-34

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* 1. What county do you reside in?

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* 2. I display pictures, posters, and other materials that reflect the cultures and ethnic backgrounds of children and families served by my program or
agency.

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* 3. I ensure that magazines, brochures and other printed materials in the
reception areas are of interest to and reflect the different cultures of
children and families served by my program or agency.

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* 4. When using videos, films or other media resources for health education,
treatment, or other interventions, I ensure that they reflect the cultures of
children and families served by my program or agency,

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* 5. When using food during an assessment, I ensure that meals provided include foods that are unique to the cultural and ethnic backgrounds of children and families served by my program or agency.

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* 6. I ensure that toys and other play accessories in reception areas and those
used during assessment are representative of the various cultural and ethnic groups within the local community and the society in general.

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* 7. For children who speak languages or dialects other than English, I attempt to learn and use key words in their language so that I am better able to communicate with them during  assessment, treatment, or other interventions.

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* 8. I attempt to determine any familial colloquialisms used by children and families that may have an impact on assessment, treatment, or other interventions.

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* 9. I use visual aids, gestures, and physical prompts in my interactions with
children who have limited English proficiency.

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* 10. I use bilingual staff members or trained/certified interpreters for
assessment, treatment, and other interventions with children who have
limited English proficiency.

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* 11. I use bilingual staff members or trained/certified interpreters during assessments, treatment sessions, meetings, and for other events for families who would require this level of assistance.

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* 12. When interacting with parents who have limited English proficiency I always keep in mind that:
  • Limitation in English proficiency is in no way a reflection of their level of intellectual functioning.

  • Their limited ability to speak the language of the dominant culture has no bearing on their ability to communicate effectively in their language of origin.

  • They may or may not be literate in their language of origin or English.

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* 13. When possible, I ensure that all notices and communiqués to parents are written in their language of origin.

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* 14. I understand that it may be necessary to use alternatives to written
communications for some families, as word of mouth may be a preferred
method of receiving information.

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* 15. I avoid imposing values that may conflict or be inconsistent with those of cultures or ethnic groups other than my own.

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* 16. In group therapy or treatment situations, I discourage children from using racial and ethnic slurs by helping them understand that certain words can hurt others.

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* 17. I screen books, movies, and other media resources for negative cultural,
ethnic, or racial stereotypes before sharing them with the children and their parents served by my program or agency.

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* 18. I intervene in an appropriate manner when I observe other staff members or parents within my program or agency engaging in behaviors that show
cultural insensitivity, bias, or prejudice.

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* 19. I understand and accept that family is defined differently by different cultures (e.g., extended family members, fictive kin, godparents).

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* 20. I recognize and accept that individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds may desire varying degrees of acculturation into the dominant culture.

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* 21. I accept and respect that male–female roles in families may vary significantly among different cultures (e.g., who makes major decisions for the family,
play, and social interactions expected of male and female children).

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* 22. I understand that age and life cycle factors must be considered in interactions with individuals and families (e.g., high value placed on the decisions of elders or the role of the eldest male in families).

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* 23. Even though my professional or moral viewpoints may differ, I accept the
family/parents as the ultimate decision makers for services and supports for
their children.

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* 24. I recognize that the meaning or value of medical treatment and health
education may vary greatly among cultures.

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* 25. I recognize and understand that beliefs and concepts of emotional
well-being vary significantly from culture to culture.

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* 26. I understand that beliefs about mental illness and emotional disability are culturally based. I accept that responses to these conditions and related treatment/interventions are heavily influenced by culture.

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* 27. I accept that religion and other beliefs may influence how families respond to illnesses, disease, disability, and death. 

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* 28.  I recognize and accept that folk and religious beliefs may influence a
family’s reaction and approach to a child born with a disability or later
diagnosed with a physical/emotional disability or special health care needs.

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* 29. I understand that traditional approaches to disciplining children are
influenced by culture.

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* 30. I understand that families from different cultures will have different expectations of their children for acquiring toileting, dressing, feeding, and other
self-help skills.

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* 31.  I accept and respect that customs and beliefs about food, its value, preparation, and use are different from culture to culture.

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* 32. Before visiting or providing services in the home setting, I seek information on acceptable behaviors, courtesies, customs, and expectations that are unique to families of specific cultures and ethnic groups served by my program or agency.

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* 33. I seek information from family members or other key community informants that will assist in service adaptation to respond to the needs and preferences of culturally and ethnically diverse children and families served by my program or agency.

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* 34. I advocate for the review of my program’s or agency’s mission statement, goals, policies, and procedures to ensure that they incorporate principles and practices that promote cultural diversity and cultural competence.

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