Domain 6: “Homeless” Cultural Competence - VA Homeless Programs
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Domain 6: “Homeless” Cultural Competence


Domain 6: “Homeless” Cultural Competence

Characteristics, culture, and backgrounds of different segments of homeless Veteran populations; impact, effect, and development of appropriate engagement and provision of care efforts; service era and impact of homelessness; subpopulations and impact of homelessness; engaging and socializing. Four (4) competencies are included under this domain.

  • Understanding of service era culture as it relates to homelessness and providing care
  • Understanding of homeless subpopulations, cultural, relationship, and values differences, and their significance in providing care
  • Understanding the Context of Military Culture in Treating Veterans
  • Understanding of the diversity of homeless populations, specific to cultural issues, relationships, values, and the significance in engaging through community permanency


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