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Cultural Competency Secrets to Success with Immigrant and Refugee Families: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Working Practices
Policy Briefs
May 2022

Cultural Competency Secrets to Success with Immigrant and Refugee Families: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Working Practices

How can organizations ensure the services they provide are culturally competent and responsive, and what benefits do such services hold for immigrant and refugee families? This brief explores two-generation (2Gen) practices—interventions that work with both parents and children—that are rooted in cultural competence. It highlights two broad strategies that emerged from survey results, interviews, webinars, and peer advising and learning convenings: providing culturally tailored services, and recognizing and designing for cultural differences.

This brief is part of a set of four by the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group, Migration Policy Institute, and Higher Heights Consulting that explore 2Gen working practices that serve immigrant and refugee families. The others look at approaches to building trust between service providers and families, serving families with different immigration statuses, and overcoming language barriers.

Table of Contents 

Why 2Gen and Immigrant Families?

The Cultural Competence Secrets to Success Webinar

Working Practice 1: Provide Culturally Tailored Services

Working Practice 2: Recognize and Design for Cultural Differences

Policy Implications

Conclusion