Association for Behavior Analysis International

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49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

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Panel #91
CE Offered: BACB — 
Diversity submission Cultural Responsiveness and Values-Based Care: What Starting Services in the Caribbean Can Teach Us
Saturday, May 27, 2023
5:00 PM–5:50 PM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 4E/F
Area: AUT/CSS; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Yaniz C. Padilla Dalmau, Ph.D.
Chair: Yaniz C. Padilla Dalmau (Flamboyán Behavioral Services)
SLOANE PHARR (The Wellness Centre)
MEGHAN CROWLEY (Tropical Behavioral Services)
GABRIELLE INDAH TORRES (Autism Aid Foundation / Find Your Balance LLC / Capella University)

Acceptance of care, quality of care and outcomes of care are all influenced by the cultural responsiveness of the clinicians delivering that care. Nowhere has this been clearer than in service delivery in the Caribbean. Our panelists from the Cayman Islands, St. Croix and Curacao will provide a brief introduction of who they are and the roles they play and have played in behavior analysis in the Caribbean. After these introductions, our chair from Puerto Rico will moderate a discussion based on questions from the audience focused on exploring the importance of cultural responsiveness and values-based care in communities where access to care has been limited; mental health stigmas still exist; and cultural factors must be taken into consideration. This panel is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about starting services outside the United States or in rural/remote areas in the United Stated where services are not yet accessible, and barriers to care including cultural barriers exist.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Behavior analysts with at least 1-2 years of experience.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: 1) Identify the importance of cultural responsiveness in a service delivery model 2) Understand what it means to provide values-based care to clients and their families 3) Describe considerations for delivering high quality, appropriate care in settings with limited resources 4) Explore how to resolve conflicts of interest and issues of scope of competence when they are the only, or one of few, providers in a region
Keyword(s): Caribbean, cultural responsiveness, dissemination, values-based care



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