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Got Culture? (Tidewater)

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM (EDT)

Got Culture? (Tidewater)

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Got Culture: Exploring the Relationship between Culture and Children's Mental Health


A regional training event for understanding
cultural competency in your community

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
9 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) is a core value of system of care (SOC) communities. It is defined as: “a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or amongst professionals and enables that system, agency, or those professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.”  Cultural and linguistic competence is the responsibility of every SOC team member, the governance structure and community partners. All should be champions of promoting, infusing and implementing CLC within their system and broader community. This training day will allow children’s mental health staff and leadership explore the aspects of cultural and linguistic competence and how to apply culturally and linguistically appropriate practices to everyday service delivery and operations. 


Who should attend?

Professionals, paraprofessionals, partners, advocates, and stakeholders working in the field of children’s mental health should consider attending this training, as well as anyone interested in learning about diverse communities and learning strategies for working effectively with these communities. This seminar will be especially useful to those responsible for working directly with consumers in mental health and individuals with developmental disabilities.  Certificates of completion will be available at the end of the training for participants.


Hotel Information and Parking:

Crowne Plaza Town Center

4453 Bonney Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

(757) 473-1700


Parking is limited, please consider carpooling.


Training Objectives-

 - To introduce the role of the role history and cultural traditions have in achieving community defined behavioral health practices and related services.

- To explore how language, ethnic and cultural traditions provides the foundation for developing culturally specific intervention strategies.

- To understand ways to engage and connect with diverse communities through culturally informed outreach strategies.

- To learn practices that are utilized in other organizations that enhance participation, access, and outcomes in children’s mental health services.


Key Note Speaker-

VivianH. Jackson, Ph.D., ACSW, LICSW        


Vivian Jackson is a member of the faculty of the National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, where she provides technical assistance and consultation related to cultural and linguistic competence for the SAMHSA Children’s Mental Health Initiative. Dr. Jackson is a social worker with over 30 years of experience as a practitioner, supervisor, manager and trainer in health, mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, managed care, system reform and cultural competency. Former positions include Director, Office of Policy and Practice, National Association of Social Workers and Child Welfare Advisor, National Resource Network for Children’s Mental Health at the Washington Business Group on Health. Her publications include Cultural and Linguistic Competence and Eliminating Disparities,” in The System of Care Handbook (Brookes, 2008); Cultural Competence in Managed Behavioral Health Care (Manisses Communications,1999), and Getting Started…Moving On: Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Cultural and Linguistic Competency for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Families (NCCC, 2003). Dr. Jackson served as a member of the National Association of Social Workers National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity from 2000-2008 and the NASW’s Presidential Diversity Task Force from 2005-2008. In these roles, she was instrumental in the development of Indicators for the NASW Standards for Cultural Competence in the Social Work Profession and Institutional Racism and the Social Work Profession: A Call for Action. She is currently member of the Board for the National Leadership Council for African American Behavioral Health.


Draft Agenda

9am- Welcome

9:30-   The Value of Cultural Competence in Systems of Care – Dr. Vivian Jackson, Vivian H. Jackson, Ph.D., LICSW, Assistant Professor, Senior Policy Associate, National Center for Cultural and Linguistic Competence 

11:00- Break 

11:15am- Critical Considerations in Planning for Effective Communication -  Cecily Rodriguez, Director, Office of Cultural & Linguistic Competence, DBHDS

12:15- Lunch 

1pm- What Would You Do?  An Exploration of Disparities in Children’s Mental Health

2pm- How to be an Ally for LGBTQ Youth


3:15pm- Applying CLAS in the Real World- A Panel of Best Practices in the Region.   

4:15pm- Adjourn


Have questions about Got Culture? (Tidewater)? Contact Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

When & Where

Crowne Plaza Town Center
4453 Bonney Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM (EDT)

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