As a Court Appointed Special Advocate Guardian Ad Litem on of the things that was extremely important was recognizing and respecting culture and religious differences. Recognizing these differences without judgement. We are after are in America.
It would be great to offer culture training to recognize and respect different cultures.
Empathy is easy to not have also….I think sometimes Professionals feel they should disconnect..but I think you also have to have a degree of empathy.then it would be more difficult to judge. It would be a lot easier to be respectful.
Most important as a Guardian Ad Litem the most important goal was and is always what is best for that Child. It helps keep everything else in perspective and then you wont lose perspective.