Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness Toolkit
Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness California
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: Agricultural Workers, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Behavioral Health Leaders, Immigrant and Migrant Populations, LGBTQIA+ People, Seniors, Older Adults, Veterans, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Behavioral Health Organizational Guidance Docs, Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience, MHSA, Program Funding, Trauma-informed
National Alliance on Mental Illness California (NAMI CA), the Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC), and Pacific Clinics partnered together on a toolkit to better serve diverse communities throughout California. The toolkit was created to assist agencies to begin to address health disparities of people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds in an internal level. This toolkit provides overview on culturally responsiveness, CLAS standards, providing appropriate cultural and linguistic services according to CLAS standards, principles of community engagement, examples of challenges and success with diverse backgrounds, recommendations from several differently cultural sample groups, policy and practice recommendations, accessing and providing resources, and support for staff and evaluation guides and templates.