SESSION DESCRIPTION – IMPLEMENTING CLAS STANDARDS FOR RECRUIT, HIRE, RETAIN, PROMOTE (RHRP) SERIES:
The growing diversity of the US population requires providers become as adept as possible in delivering culturally and linguistically appropriate services. This interactive training will teach participants about the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards and why they are vital to improving care, reducing disparities, and advancing health equity, as well as how they can be implemented in your organization.
- Discuss the rationale for culturally informed policy and practice in behavioral health work settings.
- Define health equity and its correlation to challenges in RHRP.
- Outline the benefits of integrating CLAS Standards to improve workforce development.
- Assess the role of a change leader in implementing the CLAS Standards.
- Identify strategies to help the behavioral health and prevention workforces achieve their full potential through CLAS.
All sessions in this series will take place virtually from 3:00 PM–4:00 PM CT / 4:00 PM–5:00 PM ET. Please visit the RHRP series landing page for more information and registration for all sessions in this series.
Those who fully attend all 13 hours of the RHRP series will be eligible to receive a total of 13 NAADAC continuing education (CE) hours. NAADAC CE certificates will be sent to qualifying participants via email within 1-2 weeks after the conclusion of the training.
Participants who fully attend each of the 5 foundational sessions of the RHRP series will be eligible to receive 1 NAADAC CE hour per session. (Sessions: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18)
Participants who fully attend all 5 sessions of the RHRP Change Leader Academy will be eligible to receive 5 NAADAC CE hours. No partial credit will be awarded. (Sessions: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
Participants who fully attend all 10 sessions of the RHRP series will be offered the opportunity to participate in an additional 3 hours of free one-on-one organizational coaching with Mat Roosa that will be tailored to your team and/or agency. Those who participate in these virtual coaching sessions will be eligible to receive 3 NAADAC CE hours. No partial credit will be awarded.
Alfredo Cerrato is the Senior Cultural and Workforce Development Officer for the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He currently manages Intensive Technical Assistance (ITA) projects for addiction, mental health, and prevention at the Great Lakes Technology Transfer Centers funded by SAMHSA. He is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Trainer of Trainers (ToT) of the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards and other culturally related topics. As a senior consultant for the NIATx Foundation, Mr. Cerrato specializes in the relationship between the National CLAS Standards and Process Improvement, focusing on organizational change, cultural communications, worldview dynamics, and conflict resolution. As CEO of various NGOs, Mr. Cerrato has 25 years of international relations experience and has conducted advocacy, policy, and disaster relief work in collaboration with multiple governments across the globe.
The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.