Cultural and Linguistic Competence

July 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Walsh University; Barrette Center
2020 E Maple St
North Canton, OH 44720
Carrie Long

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**Please note that if you do not receive an automatic confirmation via email generated from the StarkMHAR website and a reminder email the week prior to the event you are NOT registered.  In the event that this happens, please contact Carrie Long, immediately.

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.

About this event:  There are two sessions.  You are welcome to attend one or the other, or both!

An Overview of Cultural and Linguistic Competence from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – This interactive half-day session will engage participants in an overview of cultural and linguistic competence frameworks at the individual, organizational and systemic levels.  It will incorporate considerations on the implications of the cultures and languages relevant to Stark County on behavioral health issues and interventions. Session will examine barriers to effective cross-cultural practice such as social determinants of health, privilege, historical oppression, and bias. Participants will be engaged in identifying facilitators of positive practice and strategies to address extant barriers. Session will end with an overview of specific content areas to consider for continued CLC knowledge development.

Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Practice from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – This interactive half-day session will engage participants in a process to engage in an in-depth analysis of the role of culture and language in various aspects of service delivery across the multiple system of care stakeholder systems. The focus will be on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to engage in cross-cultural practice effectively. Participants will develop strategies to acquire the knowledge and skills relevant to their setting. Collectively, they will address approaches to attitudinal change for themselves and within their organization. Session will include guidance to supervisors and program managers to support staff in this work.

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

Cost – This is a free training.

Education credits – 2.75 CEUs pending per session.

Limited space, please register by July 12, 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.