Continuum Core Element: Practicing Cultural Relevance
The Core Team engages in the lifelong
process of (1) acquiring an understanding
of how values, beliefs, attitudes, and
traditions of an individual’s multiple cultural
identities (such as racial, ethnic, religious,
sexual orientation, gender identity,
economic, social, educational status, and
other affiliate groups) contribute to one’s own and others’ culture; (2) learning about personal circumstances, conditions, and experiences that influence one’s own and other people’s thinking, behaviors, and roles in their community; (3) acknowledging the power and privilege differences and similarities between and among groups of people;
and (4) using this knowledge to work effectively with all people.
RESOURCES AND TOOLS
Ken Hardy, Keepin’ It Real Video Series
Clinical Work with Young Men of Color
RESOURCES AND TOOLS
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- Race Matters: How to talk effectively about race
- Multicultural intake checklist
- The LEARN mnemonic
- Awareness tools: Self Client
- How to use a culturagram
- Combating mental health stigma in the African American community (video)
- Kujichagulia: Effective strategies in addressing trauma in African Americans (webinar)
- Meeting the Needs of Children, Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families Who are LGBTQI2-S (webinar)
- Tools to Help You Implement Culturally & Linguistically Competent Service Delivery
- Expectations about race & racism in a helping relationship
- Working with Asian American Youth & Families: Using a culturally informed approach (Powerpoint presentation)
- Hardy, K.V. (2013). Healing the hidden wounds of racial trauma. Reclaiming Children & Youth. 22(1), 24-28.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Improving Cultural Competence. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series No. 59. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 14-4849. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Improving Cultural Competence: KAP Keys for Clinicians.
- Concha, M, Villar, M.E., & Azevedo, L, (2014). Health Attitudes and Beliefs Tool Kit, Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.
- National CLAS standards
- Language assistance webinar