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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disparities: One Piece of the Puzzle - A Diverse and Culturally and Linguistically Competent Workforce

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Session Number: 40 Room: Salon J

Presenting: Vivian Jackson; Joan Dodge; D.J. Ida

All Authors for this paper: Vivian Jackson; Joan Dodge; D.J. Ida

Presentation Type: topical discussion

Synopsis: This presentation will focus on the role of a diverse and culturally and linguistically competent workforce as one significant component required to successfully address racial/ethnic disparities. It will highlight the growing discrepancy between the diversity of the population of children, youth and families served by public child-serving systems and the limited racial/ethnic diversity of professional mental health providers. Solutions to this dilemma may require different approaches to: (1) professional training; (2) staff recruitment, retention and promotion; (3) workforce composition; and (4) service design. The session will share recommendations by the Annapolis Coalition Sub-committee on Cultural Competence and conclude with discussion of potential research questions.

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Session Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM