Topics: Cultural Competence

A diverse group of young people standing at a fence.You can't provide effective care and services to families and youth if you don't know where they're coming from. Cultural competence means recognizing and respecting the unique perspectives of people with different characteristics, backgrounds and views. By making its staff, facilities and literature welcoming to all youth, your organization can better serve the whole of your community. Our cultural competence resources, including our interactive training course, can show you how.

The Beat
December 18, 2012
We all get by with a little help from our friends, so why not empower young adults to support their peers diagnosed with a mental illness? That is the thinking behind the Mental Health Campaign for Mental Health Recovery, which seeks to educate 18- to 25-year-olds so they can support friends and classmates struggling with mental illness.
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Podcasts & Multimedia
September 17, 2012

Photograph of diverse teens smiling and giving the thumbs up.As program coordinator at the Bristol HUB Youth Center in Vermont, Ryan Krushenick leads a popular teen pregnancy prevention curriculum tailored to be welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. He talks to NCFY how to practice inclusive teen pregnancy prevention work.

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