"Honoring California's Diversity: A Call To Action"
The 2018 Cultural Competence Summit is inviting submissions for presentations and/or workshops that highlight projects, programs, and/or interventions that use Community Defined Evidence and/or Practice-Based Evidence approaches that successfully reach CA underserved diverse populations (including, but not limited to, African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Latinx, LGBTQIA, Native American, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Blind and Visually Impaired) and spread the message of hope and recovery. The event is hosted by Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health (RUHS–BH) and will be held on October 23-24, 2018. Presentations and workshops should address significant, culturally relevant issues such as:
- Historical & Intergenerational Trauma
- Privilege and Implicit Bias
- Substance Use/Co-Occurring Disorders
- Transyouth Care
- First Episode Psychosis
- Cultural Stigma
- Gender Equity
The theme for the Cultural Competence Summit is “Honoring California’s Diversity: A Call to Action”. This Statewide Summit will focus on highlighting innovative programs to reduce stigma and increase access to behavioral health services, and substance use treatment throughout California counties. The conference objectives are to:
- Educate and inform attendees about effective strategies for reaching diverse populations.
- Inspire attendees to try new strategies to reach diverse populations.
- Highlight successful programs that currently exist throughout the State that reach diverse populations.
- Develop a framework for action.
California counties are at the forefront of providing behavioral health services to California’s diverse population. Implementing “Community Defined Evidence” (CDE) and “Practice-Based Evidence” (PBE) approaches is necessary to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and for reaching underserved communities.
The 2018 Cultural Competence Summit will offer an opportunity to learn and explore a range of cultural specific methodologies through workshops and presentations to promote learning and advance the cultural competence needs of individuals, families, and communities. This Statewide Summit is a unique opportunity to strengthen connections and enrich the networks among stakeholders, behavioral health directors, ethnic service managers, workforce training managers, and Prevention and Early Intervention coordinators.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 25th, 2018.