Applying critical consciousness: Culturally competent disaster response outcomes

  • Goodman R
  • West-Olatunji C
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Abstract

The authors explored the use of critical consciousness as a training tool to provide effective, culturally competent disaster response counseling services to disaster-affected communities. The results are presented of a qualitative study evaluating the outcomes for participants in a disaster response outreach project serving residents of post-Katrina New Orleans. Participants demonstrated increased personal and cultural awareness and also constructed new knowledge related to counseling outreach competencies. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

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Authors

  • Rachael D. Goodman

  • Cirecie A. West-Olatunji

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