Cultural Awareness in Corrections

Cultural Awareness in Corrections 

As workplaces become more diverse, effective and successful employees must become more knowledgeable of other cultural norms, be respectful of the wide range of cultural behaviors, and effectively communicate with people of various backgrounds. For those working in correctional facilities, this becomes even more challenging. Not only do you have to learn how to work with other staff from diverse backgrounds, but you have to manage individuals in custody who also come from a wide array of cultures and backgrounds. This course provides information about how cultural differences can affect your interactions with others and things you can do to become more culturally competent. This course is applicable for correctional officers working in adult correctional facilities.

$12.50

Hours: 1.50
REL-PS-0-CDIV

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

American Jail Association Certification

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Board of State and Community Corrections

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 STC credit hours.

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training

1.5 HOURS


This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 1.50 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-CDIV
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/1/2025
Learning Objectives:
Define culture and cultural competence.
Explain 3 strategies for developing cultural competence.
Describe 9 common ways cultural influences have an impact on the correctional environment.
Identify 6 strategies for respecting cultural norms in your daily interactions.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Cultural Competence

Cultural Competence Definitions

Developing Cultural Competence

Increase Your Knowledge and Awareness of Other Cultural Groups

Improve Cross-Cultural Communication Skills

Knowledge Check

Enhance Self-Awareness and Management of Personal Biases

Balancing Cultural Respect and Facility Safety

Common Ways Cultural Influences Impact the Correctional Environment

Strategies for Respecting Cultural Norms in Your Daily Interactions

Caveat

Review

Section 3: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

References

Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

 

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Robert Hood
Lt. Robert L. Hood began his career with the Sheriff's Office in 2004 as a corrections officer. He was duly promoted to Corrections Sergeant in 2009 and then to Corrections Lieutenant in 2012. He worked his way through college where he received his AAS degree from Jefferson State Community College in 2009 and his BS degree from Troy University in 2011. Most recently he completed the National Jail Leadership Command Academy Class #17 at Sam Houston State University and passed the Certified Jail Manager (CJM) examination given by the American Jail Association (AJA). Lt. Hood was recognized nationally by the AJA in January of 2016 as one of The Top 35 under 35. Lt. Hood is an FBI trained instructor in several disciplines related to corrections. Lt. Hood has instructed classes for a 2-week Jail Management School through the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy for the last 9 years. Lt. Hood was elected to be on the American Jail Association Board of Directors in 2018. Lt. Hood currently holds the position of 2nd Vice-President of the Alabama Jail Association. Disclosure: Robert Hood has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Correctional Officers; in the following settings: Adult Corrections.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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