Cultural and linguistics competence (CLC) is a key factor in improving outcomes for children, youth and families. CLC enables organizations to reduce behavioral health disparities by improving access and use of service, as well as improving the quality of care. For this reason, the Center for Community Learning focusses its work around providing technical assistance and training in the area of cultural and linguistic competence. The research also shows that engagement of diverse families, young adults, youth and children also improves outcomes and reduces behavioral health disparities. Consequently, the Center for Community Learning also focuses on programs designed to build the leadership skills of community members, enabling them to better engage as partners, peer support leaders and natural helpers.
Here are some of our projects in these areas:
EQUIPO Team: Working as Partners Supporting and Strengthening Families in our Community
Briefs & Technical Assistance Tools
- Booth, C. & Lazear, K. (2015). CLC Resource Brief 2: Implementing the CLAS Standards. Cultural and Linguistic Hub of the Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health.
- Booth, C. & Lazear, K. (2015). CLC Resource Brief 1: Cultural Adaptation. Cultural and Linguistic Hub of the Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health.
- University of Maryland Training Institutes (2018), Beyond the Basics of Health Equity: Implementing the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services.
- National Wraparound Implementation Academy (2018), Behavioral Health Equity Toolkit.
- University of South Florida – Children’s Mental Health Conference (2016). Health Disparities.
- Basics of CLC: Examples & Exercises
- Cultural Adaptation: Resource Brief
- Implementing the CLAS Standards: Resource Brief
- Empowering Leaders: Leadership Development Program Tip Sheet
- Engaging Families using Natural Helpers
- Pecha Kucha
- Behavioral Health Equity Toolkit: Implementing the CLAS Standards in the Wraparound System of Care