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Cultural Competency & Recovery. Ramiro (Ray) Guevara Director NAMI Support Technical Assistance and Resource (STAR) Center 2107 Wilson Blvd #300 Arlington VA 22201 [email protected] or [email protected] 703-516-7996. Individual Sensitivity.

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Cultural competency recovery
Cultural Competency & Recovery

Ramiro (Ray) Guevara Director NAMI Support Technical Assistance and Resource (STAR) Center

2107 Wilson Blvd #300 Arlington VA 22201

[email protected] or [email protected]


Individual sensitivity
Individual Sensitivity

  • Do I reflect on my own personal cultural background?

  • I continue to Learn about other cultures?

  • I am aware of cultural factors that may influence the recovery journey for consumers/survivors of diverse ethnically and racially underserved cultures?

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Individual Sensitivity

  • I am flexible, adaptive and will initiate changes, which will better meet the recovery needs of consumers of diverse cultures.

  • Personhood : Do I recognize that a part of practicing “Personhood” is taking someone’s cultural preference beliefs and values into consideration when presenting recovery values to them.

Organizational cultural competence
Organizational Cultural Competence

  • Is cultural competence included in the mission statement policies and procedures of my organization ?

  • Do I have a cultural competence oversight committee for my organization to oversee efforts?

  • Does my organization support the allocation of resources in CC efforts?

Organization cultural competence
Organization Cultural Competence

  • Are there resources in place to support initial and ongoing training for personnel to develop cultural competence?

  • Are there fiscal resources available to support translation and interpretation services?

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Organization Cultural Competence

  • Pictures , posters, printed materials reflect the culture and ethnic backgrounds of all consumers/survivors in my community?

  • When identifying needs of consumers from racially and ethnically underserved populations consumers and community leaders from these communities are utilized.

  • Are you marketing what you offer through appropriate cultural outlets? (e.g. newspapers, community fliers, churches, etc.)