CHIE affirms that cultural responsiveness is an integral part of personal and professional competence. We are committed to celebrating the diversity and richness of human differences and we believe that cultural competence is fundamental to providing quality services that promote personal and organizational wholeness.
We understand that cultural competence requires an ongoing commitment to openness and learning. Therefore, we continue to strive for cultural competence by developing an awareness of our own culture worldview, increasing our knowledge and understanding of different cultural practices and worldviews, and researching and integrating culturally responsive evidence-based practices into our work.
CHIE cultivates an environment where diversity is considered an asset and is valued and respected. We challenge ourselves to remain committed to confronting prejudice and discrimination in our environment.