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Cultural Humility and Community-Based Participatory Research (C.B. P. R.)

Cheryl Cheatham  /  Wednesday, October 10, 2018  /  Categories: Just in Case  /  Rate this article:
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In her Journal of Community Practice article entitled, Notes from the Field:  Learning Cultural Humility Through Critical Incidents and Central Challenges in Community-Based Participatory Research,  Prof. Laurie Ross states, "Experiential forms of teaching and learning, including service learning and community-based research, can potentially be transformative for both students and communities."  Further, Prof. Ross states that cultural humility has three components: knowledge, attitudes and skills.  Using Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) as a framework, community development professionals have identifies Cultural Humility as a subset of Cultural Competence that challenges the practitioners' beliefs and attitudes about people who are different.  Cultural humility results from acquiring and applying knowledge about:

1.  Health Disparities:  Awareness of the scope and ways in which health disparities are the result of social, political and, economic dynamics that have resulted in beliefs and behaviors with communities;

2.  Attitudes and Behaviors:  Practitioners' need to be aware of their own subconscious and conscious bias and stereotyping and;

3.  Culturally Humble Skills:  These include non-authoritarian communication, cross-cultural communication fluidity and, the ability to engage in participatory decision-making with community partners.


The following are selected books and articles on strengthening cultural, community and, communication awareness:


Book Titles:

O.J. Salinas, A Short & Happy Guide to Effective Client Interviewing and Counseling, 2016.  CWRU West Student Suite

Brian G. Slocum, Ordinary Meaning:  A Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation, 2015.   Law Library K287 .L36 S58 2015.

Christina Bratt Paulson, Scott F. Kiesling & Elizabeth S. Rangel, eds., Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication, 2012.


 Maura J. Cullen, 35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen the Diversity Gap, 2008.  OhioLink

Majorie A. Silver, The Affective Assistance of Counsel:  Practicing Law as a Healing Profession, 2007.  Law Library KF300.S54 2007


Journal Articles:

Ransford Danso, Cultural Competence and Cultural Humility:  A Critical Reflection on Key Cultural Diversity Concepts, 18 J. Soc. Work 410 (2017).

Jean Schuldbert, Nicole S. Fox, et al., Same, Same-But Different:  The Development of Cultural Humility Through an International Volunteer Experience, 17 Int'l Jl. of Hum. & Soc. Sci. 17 (2012).

 Diana Eades, Participation of Second Language and Second Dialect Speakers in the Legal System, 23 Ann. Rev. Applied Linguistics 113 (2003).

Allen E. Smith & Patrick Nester, Lawyers, Clients, and Communication Skill1977 BYU L. Rev275 (1977).

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