Along with other educational and clinical professionals, child and youth care workers are, in effect, informally "licensed" to shape their clients' or charges' values as part of their professional mandate. Yet they are not always thoroughly equipped to understand the value implications of their interventions, nor are many of them fully aware of the value orientation that molds their own worldview and underlies their actions. Systematic cultural sensitivity training should, therefore, be an important part of the professional socialization of these workers.