Cultural competence Jeff Painter, Siwash Native Resources 27 March 2006 An excellent article. Agencies and organizations that lack cultural competence, will continue to apply interventions that may be ineffective (or harmful) for minority recipients. TC is an example of an intervention designed for men that has been applied to women and youth. In addition, different ethnic groups, sexual orientations, and other cultural elements, may respond differently to TC and most other interventions.I look forward to future articles along this line (i.e., disparities, cultural competency). Competing interests I have no competing interests, financially or non-financially.