Cultural Linguistics

Cultural and Linguistic Brochure

About the Presenter:

Mark Kroner LISW-S has worked in the field as a social worker, program and division director, writer, trainer, consultant and speaker at hundreds of local, state and national conferences. He served as the Cultural and Linguistic Competency Coordinator for the Hamilton County Mental Health Board’s Journey Systems of Care Project and received extensive cultural training while in the Peace Corps in the Congo. He currently works as a Behavioral Health Therapist with The Children’s Home of Cincinnati and provides training and consulting for youth serving agencies nationwide.

About the Workshop:

This workshop will present the history and core concepts of Cultural and Linguistic Competency (CLC) and give examples of how CLC can be improved at the individual, program and agency levels in order to better serve the children, youth and families we serve in our work.

Cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) is one of the core values of any system of care. Cultural Competence is defined as "the integration of knowledge, information, and data about individuals and groups of people into clinical standards, skills, service approaches and supports, policies, measures, and benchmarks that align with the individual's or group's culture and increases the quality, appropriateness, and acceptability of services, care and outcomes” (Cross et al., 1989).

Linguistic competence is "the capacity of an organization and its personnel to communicate effectively, and convey information in a manner that is easily understood by diverse audiences including persons of limited English proficiency, those who have low literacy skills or are not literate, and individuals with disabilities” (Goode & Jones, 2004).



1.  Participants will learn the basic concept of CLC and learn from one of the original CLC models in the human services field.

2.  Participants will learn from the cultural experiences of fellow participants.

3.  Participants will learn strategies for improving CLC at the individual, program and agency levels.

4. Participants will receive helpful resources and information to guide them in their efforts to become more culturally and linguistically competent.


Event Properties

Event date: 12-05-2014 12:00 am
Event End Date: 12-05-2014 12:00 am
Capacity 55
Registered 1
Available place 54
Cut off date 12-04-2014
Individual Price $45.00
Location The Children's Home of Cincinnati
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