Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards (CLAS)

  1. Projects
  2. Cultural, Lingusitic and Identity Humility
  3. Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards (CLAS)


In this 4-hour introductory 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.  The National CLAS Standards describe a framework to deliver services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate and respectful, and that respond to individuals’ cultural health beliefs, preferences and communication needs. This training is an introduction to the National CLAS Standards and how to adopt them in our agencies serving youth and families.

Community Partner Training- Sponsored by CYFD-BHS

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3.5  Cultural CEU | 4 Length

Fred Sandoval, MPA and Rosalie Nava, LMSW, MPH, National Latino Behavioral Health Association

Learning Objectives

  • Review the need of cultural humility within a governmental agency serving children youth and families.
  • Introduce and describe the National CLAS standards.
  • Discuss how the CLAS standards facilitates culturally and linguistically appropriate work and improves outcomes.
  • Outline steps and strategies to incorporate CLAS standards in organizational/agency planning.
  • Discuss tools and resources to facilitate implementation of CLAS standards.