What does it mean to be linguistically competent?

October 19, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Walsh University; Barrette Center
2020 E Maple St
North Canton, OH 44720
Carrie Long

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About this event:  There are two sessions.  You are welcome to attend one or the other, or both, however, registration is separate.  Please see “Executive Forum – Organizational Cultural and Linguistic Competence” to register for the afternoon session.

Morning Session: “What does it mean to be linguistically competent?” – 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Who should attend: Staff and representatives of system of care stakeholders to include public, private, and community based behavioral health, juvenile justice, child welfare, education, developmental disabilities, health department, family court, and substance abuse prevention and treatment agencies, to include family organizations and culture-specific organizations. Designed for cross sectional participation to include: volunteers, front-line staff, family and youth peers, clinical staff, supervisory staff, program managers, executive leaders, and board members.

This interactive half-day session will engage participants in an in-depth study of linguistic competence at the individual and organizational level. Content will include effective communication with persons with limited English proficiency, limited literacy, disabilities, and persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have low vision.  Session will also address functional literacy regarding health literacy, mental health literacy or literacy about other service systems. Participants will review specific requirements related to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Location – Walsh University, Barrette Center; 2020 East Maple Street, North Canton, OH 44721.

Cost – This is a free training.

Education credits – 3.0 CEUs pending per session.

Limited space, please register by October 11, 2017.

The Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery is an approved a provider of Continuing Professional Education credits by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker& Marriage and Family Therapist Board and an approved provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.