Below, please find a compiled list of online learning opportunities, fact sheets, and resources to aid you in continuing to provide culturally competent services to the children, families, team members, and communities you serve.
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Free Online Training
Online Accreditation Bootcamp
Includes expert interviews; presentations by Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of the National Children’s Alliance; and supportive documents for each of the standards, including sample cultural competency plans.
Childhood Trauma Series in Indian Country
The Childhood Trauma Series in Indian Country will provide information about stressors, trauma responses, and effective treatments for American Indian and Alaska Native children and youth as well as their parents and other family members. This series is being offered by the Indian Country Child Trauma Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and presented by Dolores Subia BigFoot, PhD.
Children’s Advocacy Center Accessibility Toolkit
The CAC Accessibility Toolkit was created by the Children s Advocacy Center of North Dakota, working with a coalition of professionals from around the nation, to help multidisciplinary professionals better serve children with disabilities who have been abused.
Internet Safety for Children with Special Needs
Children with physical, developmental, and learning disabilities may be more susceptible to on- and offline risks, such as abduction, sexual exploitation, online predation, and cyberbullying. NetSmartz Workshop educates children ages 5-17 about these risks and teaches them effective strategies for protecting themselves.
Safe Spaces. Safe Places: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Environments for Traumatized LGBTQ Youth
The NCTSN Child Sexual Abuse committee has created a new video that highlights the effect oftrauma on LGBTQ youth, describes how bias impedes optimal care, and provides practical steps for creating safe and welcoming environments for traumatized LGBTQ youth.
CALiO Bibliography: Cultural Competence
Note: Your children’s advocacy center must have a login for CALiO to access this resource. To learn more, visit calio.org/get-help/how-to-register-your-cac.
Adaptation Guidelines for Serving Latino Children and Families Affected by Trauma
Identifies key priority areas that should be addressed when adapting evidence-based practice, and mental health practice in general, to fit the needs of Latino/Hispanic children and families affected by trauma.
NCA Guidance on Cultural Competency & Diversity
Written by members of the Diversity Committee and the Standards for Membership Committee of the Board of Directors of National Children’s Alliance to help your CAC develop an effective cultural diversity plan.
Culture and Trauma: National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
NCTSN had devoted a section of their website to resources addressing the relationship between culture and trauma.
Working with Refugee and Immigrant Communities
This brief report outlines the main challenges faced by refugee and immigrant communities that may lead to an intervention by a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) and provides practical recommendations to help CACs better serve these communities.
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