Find videos of recorded webinars and other multimedia trainings on cultural competence and collaboration topics relevant to the Now Is The Time initiative.
Cultural and linguistic competence is an essential part of the Now Is The Time commitment to serve youth and young adults from populations at greater risk for mental health challenges.
The following are distance learning videos on cultural and linguistic competence topics that are relevant for both Healthy Transitions and Project Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education (AWARE) grantees.
Supporting Diverse Youth and Young Adults
Learn how to support communities that are at greater risk for experiencing mental health challenges, have low access to culturally appropriate services, or do not receive any services.
- Outreach and Engagement: American Indian and Alaska Native Youth (19 min.) – August 17, 2016 introduces grantees to best practice considerations on various topics related to school mental health services for American Indian or Alaskan Native populations. Topics include individuals and families; organizations and systems; and race, ethnicity, culture, and language.
- Mental Health: A Key to Positive Futures for Youth in Foster Care (16 min.) – June 21, 2016 introduces grantees to best practice considerations on various topics related to school mental health services for young people who are in foster care. Topics include individuals and families; organizations and systems; and race, ethnicity, culture, and language.
- Creating Safe and Supportive Schools for LGBTQ Youth (11 min.) – October 2, 2015 uses the ten-minute “TED talk”-style format and graphics to illustrate the presentation’s key points.
- Understanding Disparities in Access, Appropriate Services, and Outcomes for Students in Need of MH Supports in Schools (52 min.) – July 31, 2015 highlights how school environments and climates are impacted when there is lack of social and economic equity, what health disparities are, and how Project AWARE grantees can address them.
CLAS Standards in Practice
Learn how the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards work to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities.
- CLAS Standards in Practice: Building Community Partnerships (40 min.) – March 2, 2016 explains how building diverse community partnerships can require changes in values, beliefs, roles, relationship, and approaches to the work.
- CLAS Standards in Practice: Fostering Cultural Competence (48 min.) – January 20, 2016 explains how fostering cultural competence is the foundation of implementing CLAS standards into your organization.
Culturally Competent Leadership and Collaboration
Build cultural competence into organizations, services, and systems by prioritizing appropriate leadership and collaboration practices.
- Leadership Shifts to Integrate Cultural and Linguistic Competence at all Levels of State Government (55 min.) – June 15, 2015 explores the leadership shifts required to successfully integrate cultural and linguistic competence. It also examines the leadership tasks and functions necessary to lead cultural and linguistic competence efforts.
- Building and Maintaining Collaboration Through Structured Conversations (50 min.) – March 30, 2015 describes seven conversations in which Project AWARE and Healthy Transitions groups can engage, either as new groups or previously established groups adding new work.
- A Guide to Collaboration in Complex Systems (43 min.) – January 27, 2015 defines collaboration, shares tips on how to provide justification for the effort, and explains some of the core elements of effective collaboration.
Distance learning videos can also be found at SAMHSA’s NITT-TA Center YouTube playlist.