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Spotlight on Cultural and Linguistic Competence
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The Center for START Services
Spotlight on Cultural and Linguistic Competence
On Tuesday May 2, 2017, Tawara Goode, MA, will present two breakout sessions on cultural and linguistic competence, respectively, at the 2017 START National Training Institute. "Cultural Competence: Implications for the START Program" will explore a conceptual framework for cultural competence, and examine its relevance for services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. "Linguistic Competence: What it Means for Individuals with IDD and Their Families" will provide a conceptual framework and definition of linguistic competence, delineate their relevance for the START Program, explore the implications of linguistic competence for within the context of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and offer concrete approaches to ensure linguistic competence in policy and practice.
Cultural Competence
Listen to Tawara Goode provide a 5 minute overview of cultural competence by clicking the image below:
 

The 5-Minute MCH, produced by the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health at Georgetown University, utilizes short bursts of microlearning to improve your knowledge and skills of the 12 MCH Leadership Competencies.
Linguistic Competence
"Linguistic competence is the capacity of an organization and its personnel to communicate effectively, and convey information in a maner that is easily understood by diverse groups including persons of limited English proficiency, those who are not literate or have low literacy skills, individuals with disabilities, or those who are deaf or hard of hearing"
- Goode & Jones (revised 2009) Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence

is a live interpreter service that provides language access programs to help organizations serve their Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities
Tawara GoodeTawara Goode is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She has been on the faculty of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) for the past 30 years and has served in many capacities. She has degrees in early childhood education, and education and human development. She is the director of the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) at GUCCHD. She is also the Associate Director of the GUCCHD’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and focuses on national level efforts to advance and sustain cultural and linguistic competence in this field.

The mission of the NCCC is to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity. 
Thanks for reading and happy Friday,

The Center for START Services

 
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