AUCD and the Multicultural Council Present: The Role of Self-Assessment in Achieving Cultural & Linguistic Competence


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Monday, July 15, 2013
3:00pmET - 4:00pmET

Webinar Description

Organizational self-assessment is a necessary, effective, and systematic way to plan for and incorporate cultural and linguistic competence. An assessment should address attitudes, behaviors, policies, structures, and practices of an organization, including those of its board, staff, and volunteers. While there are many tools and instruments to assess organizational cultural and linguistic competence, few have been developed to address the cross-section of organizations concerned with disability. The Cultural and Linguistic Competence Assessment for Disability Organizations (CLCADO) was developed specifically for this purpose. The CLCADO is intended to support organizations to (1) plan for and incorporate culturally and linguistically competent values, policies, structures, and practices in all aspects of their work; (2) enhance the quality of services, supports, and advocacy provided to diverse and underserved communities; (3) effect change in education, training, technical assistance, research, and public policy; and (4) advance cultural and linguistic competence as an essential approach to address racial and ethnic disparities and promote equity for people who experience disabilities and their families. This webinar examined the rationale, benefits, and process for self-assessment and introduced the CLCADO.



Tawara Goode, MA is the Director of the National Center for Cultural Competence and Associate Director of the GUCCHD, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She is a Research Associate within the Department of Pediatrics. Ms. Goode's work focuses on increasing the capacity of health care and mental health programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. Ms. Goode has been actively involved in the development and implementation of programs and initiatives in the area of cultural and linguistic competence at local, national and international levels. Ms. Goode is nationally recognized as a leader in the area of cultural and linguistic competency. Ms. Goode has published articles, monographs and policy papers on such topics as policies that support cultural and linguistic competence, children and families who are homeless, community-based service delivery models and the inclusion of children with disabilities and their families in child care.