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Presented at the 21st Annual Research Conference

Developing a Culturally and Linguistically Competent Workforce

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Session Number: 22 Room: Salon H

Presenting: Jannina Aristy; Janice Cooper

All Authors for this paper: Jannina Aristy; Janice Cooper

Presentation Type: topical discussion

Synopsis: This session provides a comprehensive and practical approach to operationalizing a culturally and linguistically competent (CLC) workforce in mental health. A framework will be explored to support building a CLC workforce at the provider, organizational and systemic levels. Participants will learn about the impact of an ineffective workforce on constituents acros ethnic and racial boundaries, and gain insights into the unique challanges of mainstream and culturally specific organizations in developing a sustainable CLC workforce. An overview of select standards and guidelines for the development of a CLC workforce will be provided, and best practice approaches across the national landscape will be discussed. Other key factors in the workforce will be discussed, including the role of academia and licensing bodies along with advocacy and leadership in transforming systems and contributing to systemic reform.


Session Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM