You are the Clinical Director of Services within your organization, and your Executive Director has come to you with a new direction from your primary funding source to provide evidence to show that your services are culturally informed and effective with various groups of individuals. This is part of a state-wide initiative towards cultural competence in the behavioral health system. Your agency has shown an increase in serving LGBTQ+ clients, African American/Black clients, Hispanic clients, and clients living in poverty. You are assigned one group (by instructor) to discuss the following:
- Historical/societal treatment of this group;
- Ethical considerations in performing research with this group; and
- Why culturally informed research is important in working with this population.