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Cultural and Linguistic Competence Implementation Guide
This guide provides community examples, best practices, and information on specific tools and resources that can assist system of care communities, partnering agencies, and organizations to build and promote CLC.

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Describes online training curriculum on cultural and linguistic cultural competence and scholarship opportunities for minorities.

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What's New

A Blueprint for Using Data to Reduce Disparities/Disproportionalities in Child-Serving Systems

TA Partnership Cultural Competence Action Team (2013)

Will assist system of care communities in developing and implementing effective strategies to reduce disparities and disproportionalities in child-serving systems. This new tool is being developed by the Cultural Competence Action Team and describes a framework and a multistep process to reduce disparities/ disproportionalities for communities or States. The steps include (1) readiness, (2) community engagement, (3) identification, (4) assessment, (5) intervention, and (6) evaluation/continuous quality improvement. It will be available September 2013.

A Guide for Father Involvement in Systems of Care

Technical Assistance (TA) Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (2013)

Shares information about the importance of fathers in the lives of their children; identifies potential consequences if they are not involved; and offers strategies for systems and families, especially those who are involved in systems of care, to help fathers become more active in the lives of their children. The guide was updated to include new resources and information about fathers with substance abuse issues, fathers who have been or are incarcerated, and fathers who are gay.

Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents

Child Welfare Information Gateway (2013)

Helps foster parents learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the child welfare system. The guide also addresses common misconceptions about sexual orientation and gender identity, teaches foster parents about the unique risks that LGBTQ youth face and the important role they can play in reducing those risks, and provides tips for creating a welcoming home for youth.

New Resource: Tool for Planning Improved Supports for LGBT Young People

TA Partnership (2013)

Adapted from the standards of care in Improving Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes: A Guide for Professionals, this tool is intended to support your efforts to identify action steps that can be taken in organizations (e.g., child welfare agency, school) and communities to improve services and supports for LGBT children/youth and their families. Keep checking for more updated versions of the tool at the LBGTQI2-S Learning Community.

Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health

Accredited for social workers, disaster mental health workers, first responders (e.g., firefighters) and emergency managers, this free, online educational resource can help professionals learn how to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services during a disaster.