The resources in this section assist programs in responding to changing demographics of their communities, modeling an inclusive environment where all feel welcome. MCH professionals exhibit leadership in this area through interpersonal interactions and through the design of interventions, programs, and research studies that include, recognize, respect, and address differences.

Modeling Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (6)

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  • The Purposeful Inclusion and Support of People with Disabilities in LEND Training

    posted 07/08/2020
    contact AUCD

    This document briefly describes the major challenges associated with the inclusion and support of people with disabilities in the interdisciplinary training context, offers strategies that programs are currently implementing to address the identified challenges, and identifies some of the themes that emerged from successful LEND programs' experiences across four topic areas.

  • FAST Project: Extending a program's Advocacy Long Term Trainee (LTT) experience

    posted 07/09/2020
    contact Washington LEND

    The UWLEND built on its previously successful application of a Self Advocate LTT experience, by creating an optional second year Senior LEND Advocate position, an Advocate Faculty track, an Advocate Ally position, and an Advocate Discipline Leader position to enhance its workforce toward purposeful inclusion and support of individuals with ASD/DD in leadership and decision-making roles, including preparation for Board and Advisory Council positions.

  • FAST Project: Inclusion and Support for People with Disabilities

    posted 07/09/2020
    contact LoneStar LEND

    Revise its current curriculum to support the inclusion of trainees with disabilities, launching a targeted marketing strategy that involves partnerships with local organizations and laying the groundwork for a Community Advisory Board that represents the full range of program stakeholders.

  • FAST Project: Using UDL in LEND Curriculum

    posted 07/09/2020
    contact Georgia LEND

    Work with a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) consultant to develop a program curriculum that is accessible to all learners and that increases the inclusiveness of accommodations which may be provided to support trainees with additional needs, such as those with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

  • FAST Project: Increasing Trainee and Faculty Diversity

    posted 07/09/2020
    contact NM LEND

    Our project intended to increase diversity among PacWest LEND trainees and faculty from diverse racial and ethnic groups by leveraging a train-the-trainer model to increase mentorship capacity of racially and ethnically diverse faculty who then supported the leadership and success of racially and ethnically diverse trainees.


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