Trainers: Fred Sandoval, MPA and Rosalie Nava, LMSW, MPH

3.5 Cultural Social Work CEUs (Also Accepted by NM Counseling Board)

New Mexico is a “majority- minority” state, meaning more than half the population self-identifies as what is considered a minority in the United States. Yet, the same unequitable health outcomes and systemic racism exists for minority populations in New Mexico as nationwide, meaning that more than half the people in the state have been historically excluded from equal opportunities to meet their full potential through equal access and fair treatment of services that have been set up to serve them.

In this 4- hour workshop, participants will learn why culturally, and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) are needed, what the CLAS standards are, common barriers, and implementation strategies within complex systems.

This is an introduction course to set the stage for this challenging yet rewarding work. There is no quick fix to end the hundreds of years of systemic racism that has caused the dire need to teach and prioritize cultural humility, and the success of this effort will depend on leadership’s commitment to make this work a priority in the organization’s strategic planning.  

This training is for Behavioral Health Providers and CYFD Staff.

All training dates have met capacity and are now closed.