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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: F Room: Meeting Room 11
Presenting: Janice Cooper; Jannina Aristy
All Authors for this paper: Janice Cooper; Jannina Aristy
Presentation Type: topical discussion
Synopsis: Children in a system of care and their families need access to services and support that foster their optimal well being. Cultural competence is integral to ensuring that children with mental health needs are served appropriately and attain good health outcomes. Findings from assessments of service delivery in the fields of mental health, juvenile justice, education and child welfare all suggest that policies, training, and resources must be dedicated to cultural competence. This discussion goes beyond identifying the problems of racial disparities in access to quality mental health care to proposing solutions to attaining cultural competence in service delivery and supports. Session facilitators will lead a discussion on applying cultural competence from systems and organizational perspectives. A common framework for developing a strategic plan for cultural competency will be explored. Participants will review and discuss specific strategies to institutionalize cultural competence.
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Session Time: 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Presentation Time: 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM