The Cultural Responsiveness Organizational Self-Assessment & Purpose
A wide variety of cultural strengths exist within domestic violence organizations throughout California. As our field strives to continuously enhance its cultural responsiveness while serving survivors, it is essential for organizations to recognize their own assets and challenges. The Cultural Responsiveness Organizational Tool (CROS) was created for this very purpose. Specially designed and validated for the domestic violence field, this self-administered tool allows participants to:
Receive a customized snapshot depicting where their organization is on a developmental continuum of cultural responsiveness
Increase their understanding of their organizational strengths, as well as areas that may benefit from attention and improvement
Deepen their insight as to the way in which culturally-responsive practice is weaved throughout their organizations
This Facilitation Guide and its companion pieces, the Cultural Responsiveness Organizational Self Assessment and Summary Report Template (CROS Toolkit), were produced with the generous support of Blue Shield Foundation of California: Blue Shield Against Violence.