The Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center at the University of Guam will host its next feature lecture at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 9.MARC research associate
Samuel Betances, PhD will present his work entitled “Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Strength-based, Trauma-Informed Care on Guam and throughout the Micronesian region,” at the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Lecture Hall.
“This presentation will explore the need for and development of cross cultural awareness and sensitivity to enhance implementation of best practices in the provision of care for the high percentage of people who have experienced trauma in our island communities,” according to a press release.
“Betances will explore how multidisciplinary teams can work together to provide optimal strength-based, trauma-informed care, which is culturally grounded, to those in need of their services.”
Betances has taught at Northeastern Illinois University as a full professor of Sociology for 25 years. He also taught courses for the University of Guam in Saipan and other areas in Micronesia. He has conducted seminars on the need for increasing the cultural competencies of healthcare and other service providers.
Information was provided in a press release.
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