Cross-Cultural Adaptations

[fullwidth backgroundcolor=”no” backgroundimage=”” backgroundrepeat=”no-repeat” backgroundposition=”left top” backgroundattachment=”scroll” bordersize=”0px” bordercolor=”” borderstyle=”” paddingtop=”0px” paddingbottom=”0px” paddingleft=”0px” paddingright=”0px” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Cross-Cultural Adaptations of Connect[/title][fusion_text]As Canadians we engage every day with diverse families representing a variety of cultures and ethnicities. We acknowledge that the foundation of attachment theory comes from a Eurocentric framework and we are committed to improving the cultural appropriateness and cultural safety of the Connect Parent Group program.[/fusion_text][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”20″ bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” icon=”” width=”” class=”” id=””][content_boxes layout=”icon-with-title” columns=”2″ class=”” id=””][content_box title=”Translations” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” iconflip=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″] The Connect Parent Group manual has been successfully translated into Swedish.

Work is currently underway with our partners in Quebec to translate the manual into French. We are also working to enhance training opportunities for Francophone Canadians.[/content_box][content_box title=”Connect for Aboriginal Caregivers” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” iconflip=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″] As part of our evaluation we routinely ask for feedback from parents who have completed the Connect program. Aboriginal caregivers who have completed Connect have told us that the program is of great benefit to them; however there are elements that should be adapted to ensure cultural safety for all participants.

We are currently working with service providers and community members in Aboriginal communities across British Columbia to identify potential adaptations to the Connect Parent Group program. Over the next year we hope to launch pilot groups to test these potential adaptations and share our findings with service providers and community members.[/content_box][/content_boxes][/fullwidth]