Literature across the board suggests the need for all services to be culturally competent. The same is true for services for YIT.
This information pertaining to cultural competence is from the National Mental Health Information Center.
The components include:
- Be respectful of the importance, values, beliefs and personal styles of people that you serve;
- Learn as much as you can about different cultures;
- Include neighborhood and community outreach efforts;
- Work within each persons’ family structure;
- Adhere to traditions regarding age that may play a part in certain cultures; and
- Create a reference list of culturally and linguistically relevant contacts and resources (through colleges, schools, faith-based organizations, community centers, etc.).
Table of Contents
A. Overarching Service Needs
C. Education Services
D. Self-Determination and Empowerment
E. Youth Mentors
F. Clinical Services
G. Individualized and Person Centered Planning
H. Cultural Competence
I. Adult Skills Training