The mission of the National Centre for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University Centre for Child and Human Development is to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity.
Cultural competence requires administrators and caregivers to:
- Acknowledge cultural differences
- Understand your own culture
- Engage in self-assessment
- Acquire cultural knowledge & skills
- View behaviour within a cultural context
See how you’re doing in your program with their Promoting Cultural and Linguistic Competency Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports In Early Intervention and Early Childhood Settings!