“Cultural brokering” – an Innovative Tool for outreaching culturally diverse families

“Cultural brokering” has been proved to be an innovative tool bridging the gaps in communication, uncovering the myth of cultural belief, and disability values within the culturally diverse communities. Being a “cultural broker” herself, the presenter will share this concept widely with the hope that more non-English speaking families will be reached in order to improve academic growth of their children with disabilities.

By the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

1. Understand the uniqueness of various culturally diverse communities

2. Understand how different cultural belief and values towards disability can influence service access.

3. Learn about cultural broker and cultural brokering 4. Learn to apply the “cultural brokering” model and its strategies in their own work.

Oanh Bui