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ASC Annual Conference: Applying Your Skills for Social Change
















Peter Anderson, PhD is a Senior Contributing Faculty Member in the School of Health Sciences (SHS) at Walden University in the Doctor of Public Health degree program.
Maria Goodwin, PhD is a Walden University alumna.


Thursday, October 3, 2019

11:00 am ET






Brenda Kennedy, EdD is a Contributing Faculty Member in the School of Education (SoE) at Walden University in the Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program.
Susan Reddick, EdD is a Walden University alumna.


Thursday, October 3, 2019

12:00 pm ET





Jennifer Gess, PhD is a Core Facutly Member in the School of Counseling and Human Services (SCHS) at Walden University in the M.S. Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling (MS) degree program.
Mariangelly Sierra is a current Walden University student in the PhD in Counselor Eduation and Supervision (PhD) degree program. She is also a Doctoral Peer Mentor.


Thursday, October 3, 2019

1:00 pm ET








Thursday, October 3, 2019

2:00 pm ET

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Cultural competence involves understanding and responding to diverse needs. As a graduate, the application of this skill has impacted obesity rates among the toddlers participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Obesity Prevention Program. Community dimensions of practice include evaluating and developing relationships within the community, and maintaining and advancing partnerships and community involvement.






In this session, a contributing faculty member and a recent graduate of Walden University share ways they impacted social change by incorporating learner-centered strategies into a mentoring program for first generation minority males and females at a community college in North Carolina. The strategies facilitated identification and moderation of non-cognitive barriers to academic success while engaging students, staff, and faculty in collaborative, multidisciplinary activities.






Culturally competent social change agents consider their own cultural identities, participants' identities, as well as power, privilege, and oppression dynamics when initiating social change projects. In this proposed presentation, we will discuss the role of multicultural competence in generating appropriate interventions and collaborative plans of action that contribute to the empowerment and engagement of diverse communities.

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