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 our organizations. These groups include, but are not limited to, racial minorities, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) individuals, people with disabilities, prisoners, elders, and youth.
MCASA is dedicated to providing quality training on underserved populations such 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. Cultural humility requires that interactions be other-oriented with regard to the different aspects of culture to which a person belongs. It is based on a person's ability to approach someone with self-humility rather than from an attempt to acquire knowledge.
Underserved Populations Resources
For more information on specific underserved populations, check out MCASA’s Sexual Violence Fact Sheets