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Are You Culturally Competent? Responding to Kids’ Diverse Backgrounds and Experiences

Youth workers shouldn't assume kids are straight, said Rachel Sherman, program coordinator at the nonprofit one.n.ten. Ask about someone's "love interest," rather then their boyfriend or girlfriend, she advised. Photo courtesy of One.N.Ten

When kids from the after-school program at Garfield and Lincoln elementary schools in Corvallis, Oregon, walked into the nearby Osborn Aquatic Center, they had some questions . . .

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