Getting Started. . .and Moving On. . . Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Cultural and Linguistic Competency for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Families, Implications for Systems of Care

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Getting Started. . .and Moving On. . . Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Cultural and Linguistic Competency for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Families, Implications for Systems of Care

Description

This four-page checklist was developed by the National Center for Cultural Competence as part of a series to assist organizations and systems of care in developing policies, structures, and practices that support cultural and linguistic competence. It focuses on systems of care and organizations concerned with the delivery of services and supports to children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders and to their families.

This checklist addresses the following topics:

  • Creating a structure
  • Clarifying values and philosophy
  • Developing a logic model for cultural and linguistic competence
  • Keeping abreast of community demographics
  • Assessing family and youth satisfaction
  • Creating structures for family and youth involvement
  • Conducting a self-assessment
  • Creating a plan for achieving cultural and linguistic competence
  • Determining staff and volunteer development needs/interests
  • Engaging communities
  • Adapting or adopting “lessons learned”
  • Creating a refuge for sharing and learning

Developer:

National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

Funding Sources:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: July 2006
Last Updated: 05/07/14

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