Services for sexual assault survivors in Maryland are available during the COVID-19 crisis. Local rape crisis centers, SALI, and MCASA are available to provide direct services. Learn more

Ending sexual violence calls for us to end other forms of oppression as well. Underserved populations are groups of people who, because of specific identities, face oppression in our society and may be underserved by organizations. These underserved groups include, but are not limited to, persons from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) individuals, Gender non-conforming (GNC), people with disabilities, people that are incarcerated, elders, and youth.

In a multicultural world where power imbalances exist, cultural humility is a process of openness, self-awareness, being egoless, and incorporating self-reflection and critique after willingly interacting with diverse individuals (Foronda, 2015). Cultural humility demands that we hold ourselves, and each other, accountable for our continued engagement in the process despite the personal challenges that it may pose (Oliphant, 2019).

MCASA is dedicated to providing quality training on providing services to underserved populations so that professionals working with survivors can provide care that leads to full healing and recovery for everyone, regardless of background, using an approach of cultural humility.

To request a training on a specific population contact [email protected] or complete our training request form here.