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Steven E. Brown is a Diversity and Inclusion Fellow with the Association of University Centers on Developmental Disabilities (AUCD). He joins other faculty members from around the country in creating a blueprint for cultural and linguistic competence within the nationwide AUCD network.
AUCD is pleased to present our 2015-2016 Strategic Map. This map outlines five key priority areas and corresponding sub-goals for our organization and network over the next two years, and serves as a guide for our collective work and mission.
The Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon Pediatric Society and Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership have partnered to launch a new research project called REAL START (Risk Evaluation of Autism in Latinos -Screening Tools and Referral Training). The goal of this project is to help primary care practices that serve many Latino patients to implement developmental screening in a sustainable and culturally-appropriate way.
Cultural Adaptation of Legacy for ChildrenTM for Latino Communities: Mixed Methods Evaluation (OK UCEDD LEND)
Legacy for ChildrenTM is an evidence-based program developed by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) focused on promoting positive parenting for children in families with low-income. The Legacy for ChildrenTM develops a positive social community of mothers that is designed to strengthen the parent-child relationship and support mothers to promote their children's health and socio-emotional development more effectively. Results from randomized clinical trials are positive, showing lower behavior problems, socio-emotional problems, and hyperactive behavior symptoms in children of mothers who participated in the Legacy for ChildrenTM program than those in the control group (Kaminski et al., 2013).
The AUCD Board of Directors has established a number of Councils and Committees that are made up of experts in the field to help the Board address emerging trends and issues, and to facilitate communication across and beyond the AUCD network.
The Multicultural Council advocates for training, direct service, outreach, technical assistance, clinical services, research, and dissemination to be provided in a culturally competent manner and secure the meaningful participation of individuals from diverse racial and ethnic and linguistically diverse backgrounds at all levels of the Association's membership.
The Multicultural Council is established as an integral part of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).
The mission of the Council is to advocate on behalf of the cultural diversity and cultural competence mandates of the Developmental Disabilities Act and other relevant legislation and policy as amended. The Council fulfills this mission to the Association and its constituent membership by serving as a conduit for technical assistance, providing input into policy, and engaging in other support activities deemed necessary to advance the area of cultural competence as mandated by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).
The primary purpose of the Council is for training, direct service, outreach, technical assistance, clinical services, research, and dissemination to be provided in a culturally competent manner and secure the meaningful participation of individuals from diverse racial and ethnic and linguistically diverse backgrounds at all levels of the Association's membership.
The Council shall: serve as a focus for the identification and discussion of issues regarding cultural competence and cultural diversity; serve as a representative voice of the cultural diversity and cultural competence interests and concerns within the Association's network; and influence the development and implementation of national policies and initiatives relevant to achieving and sustaining cultural competence and cultural diversity within each member program.
The Council membership shall consist of one representative, endorsed by Director of the member program, who shall serve an unlimited term as long as s/he is the Multicultural or diversity Director/Coordinator. If no such position exists, a designee who best represents the overall cultural diversity and cultural competence interests of that Association member shall be designated to the Council by the program's Director.