Cultural competency is the ability to understand and interact with different cultures effectively, at the individual and organizational level. Culture is not limited to race or ethnicity, but extends to many domains within life including religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, age, and gender.
The following links provide educational materials, training, and published literature on cultural competency.
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SAMHSA: Organizational Framework, Guidelines, and Literature
Strategic Prevention Framework. Offers culture competence guidelines, frameworks, and literature for organizational and workforce. Please visit the site for more information and access the information.
TRAINING: Cultural Competence Curriculum
Training Cultural Competence Curriculum. : American Psychiatric Association offers training curriculum on. Learning opportunities.
Providing care that matches one’s cultural needs is an essential component of effective and responsive health care delivery. These online resources intend to support clinicians in providing quality health care that addresses the needs of culturally diverse populations. Follow the link above for more information.
VIDEO & GUIDES: AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION: VIDEO GUIDES ON WORKING WITH DIVERSE POPULATION GROUPS.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Cultural Competency
Health and human service organizations are recognizing the need to enhance services for culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Providing culturally and linguistically appropriate healthcare services requires an understanding of cultural competence. -CDC
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American Psychological Association: Multicultural Guidelines: An Ecological Approach to Context, Identity, and Intersectionality, 2017
American Psychological Association: Brochures and Handbooks
American Psychological Association Provides Handbooks and Brochures to aid in training and education materials. Please visit the site for more information.
Read more about the adopting of new guidelines: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/unpacking-race/201712/the-apas-new-multicultural-guidelines
Tulane University: Division of Student Affairs
Looking for more information contact. The mission of THE O. This comprises the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD), and Religious Life, is to strengthen and enhance diversity at Tulane University. THE O offers students of color and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and allied students with advocacy services, mentoring, personal support, and cultural, social, and academic programming to facilitate their adjustment to the University and ability to thrive thereafter. Many items are offered to the student body. Visit the link to explore the programs. Please contact them for more information.
American Psychological Association: Psychology Education and training From Culture Specific and Multi-Racial Perspective
Training: US Dept. Health and Human Resources:
Educational and Training: US Dept. Health and Human Resources: offers training and educational resources please visit the site for more information.
World Health Organization: Cultural Competency Training
Beyond bias: exploring the cultural contexts of health and well-being measurement.
National Institute of Health (NIH): Cultural Respect
Association of American Medical Colleges
Assessing Change: Evaluating Cultural Competence Education and Training download PDF visit the site.
Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training (TACCT) download PDF visit site.