A wide range of cultural competence is addressed in this creative resource for raising diversity awareness in teenagers. With a comprehensive approach that incorporates a variety of learning styles and skill levels, the three sections include personal-awareness activities for those with little exposure to diversity issues, a section for building cultural awareness around a particular topic, and practice activities for trying out new relationship-building methods. Each activity invites participants to examine their attitudes and behaviors about diversity and make the lesson tangible with group discussion. More than 20 reproducible activity sheets and scripts provide group leaders with hands-on tools and ready-to-use lesson plans, and a section on facilitation techniques helps program leaders guide sensitive discussions.
About the Author:
Dawn C. Oparah is the vice president and co-owner of Amadi Leadership Associates, Inc., a consulting firm that offers training and consultation in management, personal leadership development, school improvement strategies, human relation skill development, and community development. She is a founding board member of the Association of Village PRIDE (People Respecting Identity Development in Everyone), Inc., and a board member for the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse. She lives in Fayetteville, Georgia.